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Read and Reflect: Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations

Event Type: Book Group
Date: 2/15/2013
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
 Gertrude Bell has been called the female Lawrence of Arabia, and at one time the most powerful woman in the British Empire. Author Georgina Howell portrays her as a nation builder, the driving force behind the creation of modern-day Iraq. Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations chronicles the extraordinary life of a woman who turned her back on Victorian society to become an archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, and mountaineer. Read and Reflect discussions feature a new non-fiction title each month. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.


Library: Oak Park Public Library Dole Branch
Location: Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Contact: Dole Branch Library
Contact Number: 708-386-9032
Presenter: Linda Bonner