The Resource Gertrude Bell: : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell, (eaudio)

Gertrude Bell: : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell, (eaudio)

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Gertrude Bell: : queen of the desert, shaper of nations
Title
Gertrude Bell:
Title remainder
queen of the desert, shaper of nations
Statement of responsibility
Georgina Howell
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Language
eng
Summary
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 in 1868 into a world of privilege, Bell turned her back on Victorian society, choosing to read history at Oxford and going on to become an archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, and legendary mountaineer. She traveled the globe several times, but her passion was the desert, where she traveled with only her guns and her servants. Her vast knowledge of the region made her indispensable to the Cairo Intelligence Office of the British government during World War I. She advised the Viceroy of India; then, as an army major, she traveled to the front lines in Mesopotamia. There, she supported the creation of an autonomous Arab nation for Iraq, promoting and manipulating the election of King Faisal to the throne. 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
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1942-
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Howell, Georgina
Dewey number
  • 956/.02092
  • B
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Corrie James
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • James, Corrie
  • hoopla digital
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  • Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
  • Travelers
  • Women travelers
  • Archaeologists
  • Women archaeologists
  • Asianists
  • Women Asianists
  • Colonial administrators
  • Colonial administrators
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adult
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not applicable
Label
Gertrude Bell: : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell, (eaudio)
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (18hr., 44 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781515991854
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11749935
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unknown
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Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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11749935
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MWT11749935
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Gertrude Bell: : queen of the desert, shaper of nations, Georgina Howell, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (18hr., 44 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515991854
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11749935
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11749935
System control number
MWT11749935
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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