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Arabian Sands
Arabian Sands
by Wilfred Thesiger
Thesiger greatly illuminates our understanding of the nomadic bedouins of Arabia. He loved, admired, respected and was humbled by a people who lived desparately hard lives in the harshest conditions with only a few possessions that might include saddles, ropes, bowls, goatskins, rifles and daggers and traveled days without food and water.
Paperback Reprint edition (March 1985)
Viking Press; ISBN: 0140095144
Arab War Lords and Iraqi Star Gazers: Gertrude Bell's the Arab of Mesopotamia
by Paul Rich (Editor)

Baghdad Without a Map: And Other Misadventures in Arabia
by Tony Horwitz
(Paperback - January 1992)

The Hafez Poems of Gertrude Bell: With the Original Persian on the Facing Page (Classics of Persian Literature ; 1)
by Hafiz, et al

Amurath to Amurath, a Five Month Journey Along the Banks of the Euphrates
by Gertrude Lowthian Bell

Black Tents of Arabia : (My Life Among the Bedouins)
by Carl R. Raswan
An account of some 22 years spent with the Bedouin, first published in 1935.
Paperback: 222 pages
Ruminator Books; ISBN: 1886913218; Reprint edition (June )

Desert Queen : The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell : Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of
Desert Queen : The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell : Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Janet Wallach
A biography of the woman who, indirectly, was the catalyst for many of the troubles in the Middle East, including the Gulf War. In 1918, Gertrude Bell drew the region's proposed boundaries on a piece of tracing paper. Her qualifications for doing so were her extensive travel, her fluency in both Persian and Arabic, and her relationships with sheiks and tribal and religious leaders. She also possessed an ability to understand the subtle and indirect politeness of the culture, something many of her colonialist comrades were oblivious to. As a self-made statesman her sex was an asset, enabling her to bypass the ladder of protocol and dive into the business of building an Empire.
Paperback - 419 pages (July 20, )
Anchor Books; ISBN: 0385495757
Mysteries of the Desert: A View of Saudi Arabia
by Isabel Cutler (Photographer)

Gertrude Bell: The Arabian Diaries, 1913-1914
by Rosemary O'Brien (Editor), Gertrude Bell (Photographer)
Hardcover: 224 pages
Syracuse Univ Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0815606729; (November )

Sand Dance: By Camel Across Arabia's Great Southern Desert
by Bruce Kirkby 

Sandstorms: Days and Nights in Arabia
by Peter Theroux 
(Paperback - August 1991)

Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land
by John Lloyd Stephens, Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen (Editor)

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al Madinah and Meccah (Volume 2)
by Richard Francis Burton 
(Paperback - 1964)

The Churches and Monasteries of the Tur 'Abdin
by Gertrude Lowthian Bell
(Hardcover - January 1982)
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The Desert and the Sown: The Syrian Adventures of the Female Lawrence of Arabia
by Gertrude Bell, et al 
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The Valleys of the Assassins
by Freya Stark
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Adventures in Arabia: Among the Bedouins, Druses, Whirling Dervishes and Yezidee Devil Worshipers (Armchair Traveller Series)
by William B. Seabrook
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