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Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations / Georgina Howell.

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  • 6 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver BIO BEL-G HOW-G (Text) 34304000030714 Adult - Biography Available -
Eckhart PL - Main BIO BELL gertrude (Text) 840191001654512 Biography - Main Floor Temporarily Unavailable -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville B BELL (Text) 39230031019977 Adult Books Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg BIO BELL (Text) 32826011474590 Adult Biography Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Westport WSPT BIO BELL (Text) 32826011474533 Adult Biography Available -
Middletown Fall Creek Twp PL - Middletown 921 BELL (Text) 76331000107434 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 BELL, GERTRUDE (Text) 31951003156954 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Checked out 11/06/2019
Westville-New Durham Twp PL - Westville B BELL (Text) 71462000006374 Biographies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0374161623 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780374161620 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xix, 481 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in 2006 by Macmillan, Great Britain, as Daugher of the desert"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [453]-460) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Gertrude and Florence -- Education -- The civilized woman -- Becoming a person -- Mountaineering -- Desert travel -- Dick Doughty-Wylie -- Limit of endurance -- Escape -- War work -- Cairo, Delhi, Basra -- Government through Gertrude -- Anger -- Faisal -- Coronation -- Staying and leaving
Summary, etc.:
She has been called the female Lawrence of Arabia, which, while not inaccurate, fails to give Gertrude Bell her due. She was at one time the most powerful woman in the British Empire: a nation builder, the driving force behind the creation of modern-day Iraq. Born into privilege in 1868, Bell turned her back on Victorian society, choosing to read history at Oxford and going on to become an archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, and mountaineer. She traveled the globe several times, but her passion was the desert--her vast knowledge of the region made her indispensable to the British government during World War I. As an army major on the front lines in Mesopotamia, she supported the creation of an autonomous Arab nation for Iraq, promoting and manipulating the election of King Faisal to the throne and helping to draw the borders of the fledgling state.--From publisher description.
Subject: Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926.
Women travelers > Middle East > Biography.
Women archaeologists > Great Britain > Biography.
Women Asianists > Biography.
Colonial administrators > Great Britain > Biography.
Colonial administrators > Middle East > Biography.

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