A Woman in Arabia

A Woman in Arabia

The Writings of the Queen of the Desert

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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"A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century and the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I, Gertrude Bell turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East. As she wrote in one of her letters, "It's a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia." Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bell's letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2015
ISBN: 9780451482037
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
digital,stereo
Notes: Duration: 09:20:36

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