The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of ArabiaBook - 2005
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Gertrude Bell had a great influence on the shaping of the Arab world as the Ottoman Empire crumbled. She was considered to be the most powerful woman in the British Empire. This book examines her life and influence.
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A thorough biography of the English woman who had a major role in the creation of the state of Iraq in the decade following the First World War based on her knowledge of Middle Eastern languages, and familiarity with the local tribes and geography from first-hand exploration. The biography provides endnotes, an extensive bibliography, maps, and an index.
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