Desert and the Sown by Gertrude Bell
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Desert and the Sown
By Gertrude Bell

The Desert and the Sown

Travels in Palestine and Syria

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Desert and the Sown by Gertrude Bell

Book Description

Current events in the Middle East have revived interest in the extraordinary life and accomplishments of Gertrude Bell, "the female Lawrence of Arabia." A skilled archeologist, historian, and linguist, Bell wrote captivating, perceptive accounts of her Eastern travels. This intriguing narrative - accompanied by 160 photos - traces her 1905 sojourn in Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486468761
ISBN-10: 0486468763
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 26-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Tales from the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude Bell Tales from the Queen of the Desert, Paperback (February 2015)

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Persian Pictures by Gertrude Bell Persian Pictures, Paperback (April 2014)

When Gertrude Bell's uncle was appointed Minister in Tehran in 1891, she declared that the great ambition of her life was to visit Persia. Several months later, she did. And so began a lifetime of travel and a lifelong enchantment with what she saw as the romance of the East.

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Author Biography - Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell was a British writer, archaeologist, and political analyst who left a privileged life in Victorian England to become a citizen of the world. One of the first women to graduate from Oxford, she traveled to Persia, where she was passionately drawn to the Arab people, their language, and their architecture. Bell's achievements there were stunning: she established an archaeology musem and was one of the people responsible for creating the Iraq that exists today.

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