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Readers' Circle: Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell by Janet Wallach
Join an informal book discussion
Date: 11/9/2017 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Library Technology Lab
100 E. Main St.
Leesburg, Florida 34748
Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m.
Reared in the privileged world of the "eminent Victorians," Gertrude Bell turned her back on convention and sought adventure in Arab lands. In her lifetime, she was known as the most powerful woman in the British Empire. She played a crucial role in obtaining the loyalty of Arab leaders, and her connections and information provided the brain for T. E. Lawrence's military brawn. She participated in the postwar peace conferences as a major architect of the modern Middle East, helping to found the state of Iraq.