Gertrude Bell began her extensive travels in the Near East in 1892. Due to her extensive knowledge of the area, she became a target for recruitment by British Intelligence. Later, she held the office of Oriental Secretary to the High Commissioner in Baghdad, and helped in creating the modern state of Iraq. Amurath to Amurath is an account of some of her travels in the Middle East
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If you are interested in the early years of Arabia, this book should be in your library! Ms. Bell was the only woman included in important decisions regarding the Arabian land,as well as the people. Most of us are familiar with T.E. Lawrence,however,most people are not familiar with Gertrude!Please, do yourself a favor, read and enjoy this book!