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Bell of the Desert

(2014)
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A grand historical novel about Gertrude Bell, one of the most influential women of the twentieth century.

She was the most celebrated adventurer of her day, the brains behind Lawrence of Arabia, an adviser to kings and desert sheikhs, and the British government's secret weapon in WWI in the campaign against the Turks. A brilliant academic, mountaineer, explorer, linguist, politician, and towering literary figure, Gertrude Bell is the most significant unsung heroine of the twentieth century.

Alan Gold's meticulously researched novel accurately opens history's pages on a peerless woman who broke all molds on how Victorian women were supposed to behave-socially, intellectually, and physically. Guiding the events of the day in open, sanctioned diplomacy and adventure all across the Middle East, her influence on the men at the vanguard of history, and her unparalleled skill in sculpting the pathways and influences of the English, French, and Arab allies on the region, all lead to perhaps her greatest achievement: single-handedly creating today's Iraq. Told as a biographical narrative of history, Alan Gold reveals that, more than any other single figure, it was this extraordinary woman who most determinedly fashioned the Arab world as we know it today.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Bell of the Desert: A Novel
Author(s): Alan Gold
ISBN: 1-63158-007-8 / 978-1-63158-007-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yucca Publishing
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Bell of the Desert: A Novel
Author(s): Alan Gold
ISBN: 1-5107-1972-5 / 978-1-5107-1972-9
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bell of the Desert
Author(s): Alan Gold
ISBN: 1-61877-099-3 / 978-1-61877-099-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cool Well Press
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Bell of the Desert
Author(s): Alan Gold
ISBN: 1-5226-7878-6 / 978-1-5226-7878-6
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bell of the Desert
Author(s): Alan Gold
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

June 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bell of the Desert
Author(s): Alan Gold
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Bell of the Desert: A Novel
Author(s): Alan Gold
Publisher: Yucca Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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