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The desert and the sown : the Syrian adventures of the female Lawrence of Arabia

Author: Gertrude Lowthian Bell; John Singer Sargent
Publisher: New York : Cooper Square Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Cooper Square Press edView all editions and formats
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"By the standards of any age, the life of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) was extraordinary. During her travels in the Middle East, she rode with bandits; was captured by Bedouins; and sojourned in a harem. Her colleagues and friends included Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Arabian sheiks. During World War I she worked for British intelligence and later played a crucial role in creating the modern Middle East."  Read more...
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Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926.
Desert and the sown.
New York : Cooper Square Press, 2001
(OCoLC)604862894
Online version:
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926.
Desert and the sown.
New York : Cooper Square Press, 2001
(OCoLC)609254481
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude Lowthian Bell; John Singer Sargent
ISBN: 0815411359 9780815411352
OCLC Number: 47739555
Notes: Originally published: New York : E.P. Dutton and Co., 1907.
Description: xxviii, 347 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Syria, the desert and the sown
Responsibility: by Gertrude Bell ; new introduction by Rosemary O'Brien ; with frontispiece by John Sargent.
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Desert explorer Bell's account of her 1905 trip across the Syrian Desert from Jericho to Antioch contains evocative descriptions and numerous photographs of the Middle East during its time under  Read more...

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Bell is a rare combination of the thoroughly feminine woman and the fearless, daring, and resourceful traveler... Go and read the book for yourself. I cannot quote it all and unless all is quoted, Read more...

 
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