Queen of the Desert, Fergus Mason
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Queen of the Desert
A Biography of the Female Lawrence of Arabia, Gertrude Bell

Author: Fergus Mason

Narrator: Jason Sullivan

Unabridged: 3 hr 5 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 01/28/2021


??? In the shadow of every great man is a greater woman  ???T.E. Lawrence is often credited with bringing diplomacy to the Middle East; in the shadows of every great man, you will often find an even greater woman. In Lawrence’s case, that woman’s name was Gertrude Bell.In a time when women didn't go to school, Bell did; in a time when women didn't join the army, Bell secured a job at the Army Intelligence Headquarters in Cairo; she spoke Arabic, Persian, French, and German. She knew the Middle Eastern terrain and culture better than almost any Westerner of her time.In a male-driven world, Bell managed to become one of the greatest policymakers the world has ever known; without her, the Middle East might very well be a much different place, and her influence in the territory gave her the nickname "Queen of the Desert."This biography tells the extraordinary story of one of the most adventurous and fascinating women you will ever encounter.