Friday Feature: Desert Queen by Janet Wallach

desert queenDesert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia by Janet Wallach will help you learn about the history of the modern Iraqi state from a western perspective.  Iraqi colleagues had heard of Gertrude Bell and agree that she is considered important by Iraqis.

And, it’s a swashbuckling story with sheiks, intrigue, adventure and a real-life female protagonist.  I liked it.  Click here to read a more in-depth and objective review.





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