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The Resource Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell

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

Label
Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations
Title
Gertrude Bell
Title remainder
queen of the desert, shaper of nations
Statement of responsibility
Georgina Howell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Summary
An account of the adventure-filled life of Gertrude Bell describes how a woman transcended the restrictions of her gender, class, and era to become a renowned world traveler, archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, and mountaineer, and played a key role in the history of the Middle East
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2008.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
203293
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1942-
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Howell, Georgina
Dewey number
  • 956/.02092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
  • Women travelers
  • Women archaeologists
  • Women Asianists
  • Colonial administrators
  • Colonial administrators
  • Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
  • Colonial administrators
  • Women archaeologists
  • Women Asianists
  • Women travelers
  • Great Britain
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
queen of the desert, shaper of nations
Label
Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2006 by Macmillan, Great Britain, as Daughter of the desert. Pub. in 2007 in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus and Giroux."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [453]-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn180752054
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American paperback ed.
Extent
xix, 481 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374531355
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)180752054
Label
Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2006 by Macmillan, Great Britain, as Daughter of the desert. Pub. in 2007 in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus and Giroux."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [453]-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn180752054
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American paperback ed.
Extent
xix, 481 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374531355
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)180752054

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