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Gertrude Bell

H. V. F. Winstone

Gertrude Bell

by H. V. F. Winstone

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Published by Quartet Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • Middle East
    • Subjects:
    • Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926.,
    • Women Orientalists -- Biography.,
    • Colonial administrators -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Colonial administrators -- Middle East -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementH.V.F. Winstone.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS61.7.B37 W56 1981
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 322 p., [8] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages322
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4271521M
      ISBN 100224014323
      LC Control Number81017715

        I suspect, alas, that despite the presence of big names upon which the film could easily be sold, no one knew how to market a movie about a historical female figure, Gertrude Bell, who is all but unknown to mainstream moviegoers even though she is almost singlehandedly responsible for the political shape of the Middle East today; she even foresaw the problems 4/5.   Gertrude Bell's great-great-grandfather was a Carlisle blacksmith, and her great-grandfather began the first alkali factory and iron foundry at : Georgina Howell.

        A particular photograph in Gertrude Bell's collection, taken in her very early years as a travel photographer, has drawn me back to it many times. It's an image of a European woman bathing in the Dead Sea in Palestine - then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - wearing full Victorian bathing gown an.   Professionally, Bell triumphed, and was accepted as an authority on the Middle East. Her love life, however, as well as relationships with her own family, fell short. If you want to entreat yourself to an adventure of a female "Indiana Jones", I recommend this book. Even if you don't care for Gertrude Bell's character, you will not forget by:

      An Ill-Fated Marriage - A Victorian - Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia - by Janet Wallach Books Read and Share ( BC – AD).   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 : Dover Publications.


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Gertrude Bell’s brilliant career at Oxford, where she took a first in history inwas followed by some time spent in Tehrān, where her. Looking for books by Gertrude Bell. See all books authored by Gertrude Bell, including The Desert and the Sown: The Syrian Adventures of the Female Lawrence of Arabia, and A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert, and more on Born today inBritish explorer, diplomat and accomplished archaeologist Gertrude Bell has been described as "the female Lawrence of Arabia." Read about her extraordinary : Wendy Mead.

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Our service is second to no other seller because we use easy to remove inventory tags and try to. Synopsis. Gertrude Bell was born on Jin Durham, England. She studied history at Oxford and embarked on a career as a writer, traveler and :   Gertrude Bell, a woman of enormous heart and whirling head, of the book said, "Approved: all but the libellous, untruthful description of yourself." Very nice of Gertrude.' How she might have felt about the forthcoming book is difficult to gauge.

Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia (Phoenix Giants) by Janet Wallach | 7 Jan out of 5 stars   Gertrude Bell was precisely the kind of colonial administrator the Americans desperately needed in Fluent in Arabic and Persian, she.

The remarkable life of Gertrude Bell offers invaluable lessons on the state of Iraq today, says Rachel Aspden Rachel Aspden Sat 2 Sep EDT First published on Sat 2 Sep EDTAuthor: Rachel Aspden. Gertrude Bell’s great-great-grandfather was a Carlisle blacksmith, and her great-grandfather began the first alkali factory and iron foundry at Jarrow.

Her famous and powerful grandfather Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell, born inwas a metallurgical chemist and perhaps the country’s foremost industrialist/5(19). New paperback book copy of The Desert and the Sown: Travels in Palestine and Syria by Gertrude Bell. Dover () unabridged republication of he edition originally published by William Heinemann, London, pages.

/8 x /2 inches, 22 cm. Current list price   close overlay Buy Featured Book Title A Woman in Arabia Subtitle The Writings of the Queen of the Desert Author Gertrude Bell and Georgina Howell. Your purchase helps support NPR programming.

Gertrude Bell, vividly told and impeccably researched by Georgina Howell, is a richly compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and times, and in so doing, created a remarkable and enduring legacy." there’s never a dull moment in the peerless life of this trailblazing character." - Kirkus Reviews.

Less Cited by: Gertrude Bell was leaning in years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the 20th century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I.

Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to. In this hefty, thoroughly enjoyable biography of Gertrude Bell (–), English journalist Howell describes her subject as not only "the most famous British traveler of her day, male.

Gertrude Bell - "The most powerful woman in the British Empire" The conservative historian David Pryce-Jones says that “those who marched in European capitals to demonstrate against the war with. This piece was published on 21 February, 12 July, marks 90 years since the death of Gertrude Bell.

As grand reopenings go, it 3/5.Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell was born on 14 July in Washington Hall, County Durham, England to Sir Hugh Bell, 2nd Baronet, and Mary Shield Bell. She had one brother, Sir Maurice Hugh Lowthian Bell, a half-brother, Reverend Hugh Lowthian Bell and two half-sisters, Florence Elsa Richmond and Mary Katherine Trevelyan, OBE.