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Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia

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In this masterful biography, Wallach shows readers the woman behind "Desert Queen" Gertrude Bell (1968-1926)--adventurer and ally to Lawrence of ... Show synopsis

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Reg2

interesting but overly detailed

by Reg2 on Jul 2, 2009

Unfortunately, this book about a very interesting woman who certainly played a big part in the arena of the Middle East, was written by someone who needed a good editor! Lots of inconquential details of her day to day life took energy and attention away from the reader.Her admirable striving to get to know the Arab world and to contribute to some sort of peace would have been enough . Reads much more like a history text book and a tedious journal. Notwithstanding, one does learn a miriad of facts about the Arab world and helps to understand the strife that is present today in this part of the world.

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carolynMaine1

not a good biography

by carolynMaine1 on Jul 19, 2007

If you want to learn about why Iraq is the way it is today, this book is a must read. If you want to learn about Gerturde Bell, read another book.

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