Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations
Publish date: April 17th 2007
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 481
Edition language: English
bookshelves: summer-2015, biography, adventure, iraq, published-1988, travel, politics, nonfiction, radio-4 Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from June 22 to July 04, 2015 BOTWhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0607w1jDescription: The story of Gertrude Bell and her crucial role in the fou...
A well-written book of an amazing life. Gertrude Bell was born into a wealthy family in Victorian England. Rather than living a typical high society life, she chose to study history at Oxford and travel the world. Her travels in the Arab world made her indispensable to British Intelligence during...
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