The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell : Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of ArabiaDownloadable Audiobook - 2012
Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and breadth of the Arab region, armed with a love for its language and its people, she not only produced several enormously popular books based on her experiences but became instrumental to the British foreign office. When World War I erupted, and the British needed the loyalty of the Arab leaders, it was Gertrude Bell's work and connections that helped provided the brain for T. E. Lawrence's military brawn. After the war she participated in both the Paris and Cairo conferences, played a major role in creating the modern Middle East, and was generally considered the most powerful woman in the British Empire.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 audio file (20 hr., 11 min., 23 sec.) : digital.