A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert [Audiobook] by Gertrude Bell
English | October 27, 2015 | ASIN: B016WNG8TU | [email protected] kbps | 9 hrs 28 mins | 260 MB
Narrators: Sian Thomas, Adjoa Andoh | Genre: Nonfiction/Memoir
A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia, the subject of the upcoming major motion picture Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Robert Pattinson and directed by Werner Herzog.
Gertrude Bell was leaning in 100 years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the 20th century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define todays Middle East.
As she wrote in one of her letters, "Its a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia." Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bells letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations.