Desert Queen



Turning Away From The Privileged World Of The Eminent Victorians, Gertrude Bell 1868 1926 Explored, Mapped, And Excavated The World Of The Arabs Recruited By British Intelligence During World War I, She Played A Crucial Role In Obtaining The Loyalty Of Arab Leaders, And Her Connections And Information Provided The Brains To Match T E Lawrence S Brawn After The War, She Played A Major Role In Creating The Modern Middle East And Was, At The Time, Considered The Most Powerful Woman In The British Empire In This Masterful Biography, Janet Wallach Shows Us The Woman Behind These Achievements A Woman Whose Passion And Defiant Independence Were At Odds Wit The Confined And Custom Bound England She Left Behind Too Long Eclipsed By Lawrence, Gertrude Bell Emerges At Last In Her Own Right As A Vital Player On The Stage Of Modern History, And As A Woman Whose Life Was Both A Heartbreaking Story And A Grand Adventure.Desert Queen

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  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • Desert Queen
  • Janet Wallach
  • English
  • 18 April 2019
  • 1400096197

10 thoughts on “Desert Queen

  1. says:

    An excellent account of a fascinating woman who was both a product of her times and one who broke new ground for accomplishments in a male dominated world Bell s passion for the culture and peoples of the Middle East served the British Empire well for intelligence and liaison work during World War 1, and she had a major impact in setting the path toward Arab self rule, most notably in the establishment of Iraq and Jordan under monarchies of the Hussein family Bell is best known for her work wi An excellent account of a fascinating woman who was both a product of her times and one who broke new ground for accomplishments in a male dominated world Bell s passion for the culture and peoples of the Middle East served the British Empire well for intelligence and liaison work during World War 1, and she had a major impact in setting the path toward Arab self rule, most notably in the establishment of Iraq and Jordan under monarchies of the Hussein family Bell is best known for her work with T.E Lawrence during the war for helping foment and support Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks and for her collaboration with him to get Faisal placed first on the throne of Syria and later Mesopotamia aka Iraq Even without being Bell s importance in world shaping, her story his worth experiencing in Wallach s telling She covers closely her personal metamorp...

  2. says:

    I really enjoyed this book, even if it was a challenging read Challenging because there was so much information which was new to me I learned about the transformation of Mesopotamia into the new nation of Iraq I learned about the transformation of the Middle East as a result of the First World War I learned about Gertrude Bell I needed the depth of this book to really understand I am glad I read this book rather than what I originally sought Hero The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia I really enjoyed this book, even if it was a challenging read Challenging because there was so much information which was new to me I learned about the transformation of Mesopotamia into the new nation of Iraq I learned about the transformation of the Middle East as a result of the First World War I learned about Gertrude Bell I needed the depth of this book to really understand I am glad I read this book rather than what I originally sought Hero The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, but which I could not get The life of Gertrude Bell was for me eveninteresting than that of the renowned T E Lawrence She deserves muchrecognition than she has been given Although I enjoyed Dreamers of the Day, this book, Desert Queen The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia, gives much, muchThere is no comparison between the two even if I have given both four stars Keep in mind that one is fiction...

  3. says:

    Great persons, like great empires, leave their mark on history There s a photo in this book of the 1921 Cairo Conference, called by Winston Churchill to figure out what to do with the newly independent Arabia, and of the forty delegates pictured, there is one woman Gertrude Bell She was a colleague of Winston Churchill and TE Lawrence, and a close personal adviser to King Faisel better known as Alec Guiness in Lawrence of Arabia, a four hour yawnfest of a movie that features Gertrude Bell e Great persons, like great empires, leave their mark on history There s a photo in this book of the 1921 Cairo Conference, called by Winston Churchill to figure out what to do wi...

  4. says:

    I am sure that there are other biographies of Bell that skip right to her involvement in Mesopotamia, but I appreciated the time Wallach gives to the younger Gertrude Bell Bell was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, and granddaughter of the man who brought modern iron smelting to Newcastle She was deprived of her mother early in life, but not deprived of much else, unless you feel that her lack of a husband was a major catastrophe She was not,...

  5. says:

    It s popular these days to blame Gertrude Bell for arbitrarily carving up the tribal Middle East into countries Read this book She d be spinning in her grave if she could see what Iraq has come to She fought hard for Arabs of the Iraq region to govern themselves ra...

  6. says:

    My feelings about this book are a bit muddled for several reasons 1 I eat up memoirs and historical accounts, but the writing here is a bit contrived at times, thick i.e dull , and perhaps a bit biased I enjoy a challenging read, but it wasn t always challenging for the right reasons.2 I was really looking forward to reading about this fiercely independent, intelligent, and visio...

  7. says:

    i read this book in high school and really enjoyed it About 2 years later, I met the author at a graduation ceremony and got to talk to her dorkily not a word, i know asked her to sign the book for me, which she did Honestly, evenamazing than this book is the program the author started in Maine, called, Seeds of Peace a summer camp for Israeli and Palestinian high school students to have fun and get to know each other Ms Wallach is currently president of Seeds of Peace, a confl i read this book in high school and really enjoyed it About 2 years later, I met the author at a graduation ceremony and got to talk to her dorkily not a word, i know asked her to sign the book for me, which she did Honestly, evenamazing than this book is the program the author started in Maine, called, Seeds of Peace a summer camp for Israeli and Palestinian high school students to have fun and get to know each other Ms Wallach is currently president of Seeds of Peace, a conflict resolution program which brings together teenagers from the Middle East India, Pakistan and Afghanistan the Balkans and Greece, Turkey and divided Cyprus The organization has a year round program that includes a summer camp in Maine, a Center for Coexistence in Jerusalem, annual c...

  8. says:

    Overall, Desert Queen was a good detailing of a life that has often been overlooked I think the earlier portion would have benefitedfrom hearingof Gertrude s own voice via her letters I quickly grew bored of hearing her meetings with sheikhs and other prominent figures consisting of a hot cup of Turkish coffee and some meat with rice The constant reminders of who Fattuh was also made me a little irritated got it, he s her loyal Armenian servant this in conjunction with the lack Overall, Desert Queen was a good detailing of a life that has often been overlooked I think the earlier portion would have benefitedfrom hearingof Gertrude s own voice via her letters I quickly grew bored of hearing her meetings with sheikhs and other prominent figures consisting of a hot cup of Turkish coffee and some meat with rice The constant reminders of who Fattuh was also made me a little irritated got it, he s her loyal Armenian servant this in conjunction with the lack of explaining in depth who other figures were who would figure in the birth of Iraq was kind of off pu...

  9. says:

    A random find at the local Goodwill, I had been meaning to read a biography when I saw this book I wasn t quite sure how interested I would be in Gertrude Bell, but she ended up speaking me to me very clearly.There are a lot of confusing things about Gertrude While she rejected the common ideal of what the Victo...

  10. says:

    I had greatly anticipated reading this book however, the author s writing style is tedious at best and turned a book that should have been fascinating into drudgery The first half was especially mind numbing alon...

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