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Gertrude Bell : queen of the desert, shaper of nations

by Howell, Georgina, 1942-

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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... Full description


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