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Desert Queen

Author : Janet Wallach
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The life of Gertrude Bell is now the subject of the major motion picture Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco and Damian Lewis Turning away from privileged Victorian Britain, Gertrude Bell explored, mapped and excavated the world of the Arabs, winning the trust of Arab sheiks and chieftains along the way. When the First World War erupted and the British needed the loyalty of Arab leaders, Gertrude Bell provided the intelligence for T.E. Lawrence's military activities. After the war, she played a major role in creating the modern Middle East, and was generally considered the most powerful woman in the British Empire. In this major reassessment of Bell's life, Janet Wallach reveals a woman whose achievements and independent spirit were especially remarkable for her times, and who brought the same passion and intensity to her explorations as she did to her rich and romantic life.

His Defiant Desert Queen

Author : Jane Porter
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When Sheikh Mikael catches notorious model Jemma Copeland flaunting Saidia's laws—and her body—in his desert, he knows one thing: revenge against his family's destruction is within his reach! To achieve it he makes Jemma an offer: imprisonment or marriage. With her life shattered by the scandal that rocked her family, Jemma needed that modeling job. She didn't know that she was breaking the law! But Mikael's outrageous proposal pushes her beyond shock…to utter fury. If he expects her to be a meek, pliable bride, this arrogant sheikh has another think coming!

Demanding His Desert Queen

Author : Annie West
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Duty bound at the altar… Passionately reunited in his bed! Desert prince Karim needs a bride to ensure his smooth ascension to the throne. Intelligent, captivating Queen Safiyah is the perfect choice, yet the pain of their broken engagement remains. This time Karim’s demands are simple: a diplomatic agreement, nothing more, for their country’s sake. But Safiyah’s reunion with Karim, the man she was forbidden from loving, is anything but convenient! Duty may have brought them back together, but it’s their undeniable bond that will force them to confront a still-burning desire…

Virgin Princess s Marriage Debt Demanding His Desert Queen Virgin Princess s Marriage Debt Demanding His Desert Queen Mills Boon Modern

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Virgin Princess’s Marriage Debt ‘I want what you once promised me...’ At a Parisian ball, Princess Sofia meets a man she never thought she’d see again—billionaire Theo. Now, as their chemistry is reignited, Theo creates a scandal and finally claims Sofia’s hand in marriage!

The Desert Queen

Author : Doris Leslie
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Queen of the Desert

Author : Georgina Howell
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Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the throne in 1921. Queen of the Desert is her story, vividly told and impeccably researched, drawing on Gertrude's own writings, both published and unpublished. Previously published as Daughter of the Desert, this is a compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and in so doing created a remarkable and enduring legacy. 'What a great Oscar-laden biopic this will make ...the combination of epic scenes and personal drama makes Georgina Howell's saga a winner' Daily Express 'Howell sketches in the gradations of colour and emotion that have been lacking in hitherto monochrome accounts of Bell's life ... Exemplary' Sunday Times 'Riveting ... few women have had a life more worth reading about.' Diana Athill, Literary Review

A History of Land Use in Joshua Tree National Monument

Author : Linda W. Greene
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B097 Discovery and geology of the Desert Peak geothermal field a case history

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The Legend of the Desert Sandbride

Author : Loretta Murphy
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The Legend of the Desert Sandbride presents a tale centering on a young woman who is doomed by a witch to roam the Sahara Desert as a result of her decision to flee from an arranged marriage. Pained at the thought of spending her life with Odoma, the tribes strongest and most fierce warrior, Tula runs away from her village on the day of her wedding. In despair, the bride encounters an old woman who leaves her with a hopeless future. The witch bears a grudge against Tulas father, compelling her to transform the girl into a sand being whose job is to provide water to those in need until true love rescues her. Meanwhile the king of the Noo Noos tribe decides to send his son Malik out to seek the Tree of Plenty to save his people from a great famine. Along the way, Malik encounters the spirit of the desert. His journey through the hot desert requires him to overcome challenging obstacles. He meets the Sandbride. His initial reaction to her appearance causes her to run away. Two mystical creatures are summoned to travel with Malik. Although Maliks travel seems dim, he eventually secures Tulas release, and she returns to her original state after the witchs evil deeds result in her demise. In the conclusion of The Legend of the Desert Sandbride, the couple is greeted by sounds of celebration as Maliks journey seems to bring about revitalization of his people as well as of Tulas.

Desert Queen

Author : Susanna De Vries
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"Born into modest circumstances in Ireland in 1859 and orphaned by the age of six, Daisy Bates' pulled herself up to become governess, wife, mother, journalist, intrepid traveller and one of Australia's most controversial ethnographers. Her lack of convention went deeper than her private life; at a time when white Australia mostly turned its back on indigenous Australians, Daisy set out to study desert Aborigines and document their culture. She would eventually spend 16 years living in a tent in outback Australia tending and documenting desert tribes."--Provided by publisher.

Queen of the Desert

Author : Fergus Mason
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T.E. Lawrence is often credited with bringing diplomacy to the Middle East; in the shadows of every great man you will often find an even greater woman. In Lawrence’s case, that woman’s name was Gertrude Bell. In a time when women didn't go to school, Bell did; in a time when women didn't join the army, Bell secured a job at the Army Intelligence Headquarters in Cairo; she spoke Arabic, Persian, French and German. She knew the Middle Eastern terrain and culture better than almost any Westerner of her time. In a male driven world, Bell managed to become one of the greatest policy makers the world has ever known; without her, the Middle East might very well be a much different place, and her influence in the territory gave her the nickname "Queen of the Desert." This biography tells the extraordinary story of one of the most adventurous and fascinating women you will ever encounter.

Priscilla white Queen of the Desert

Author : Damien W. Riggs
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Twentynine Palms

Author : Vickie Waite
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Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt recognized the beauty of this desert region of Southern California in 1936 when he created Joshua Tree National Monument, now a national park. But for 9,000 years, Native Americans had lived amid its monolithic rocks and strangely grotesque Joshua trees. Serrano and Chemehuevi Indians found a home at its Oasis of Mara, whose fan palms eventually gave Twentynine Palms its name. Cattleman Bill McHaney arrived in 1879, learned of gold ore deposits from the native people, and inaugurated an influx of prospectors seeking fortunes. In the 1920s, Dr. James B. Luckie of Pasadena discovered that the clean air and dry climate helped veterans with respiratory illnesses, and they homesteaded parcels of 160 acres. Artists, writers, actors, and composers later discovered Twentynine Palms, and a renaissance in the arts now includes studios, galleries, and world-class murals that adorn this gateway to Joshua Tree National Park.

Desert Dancing

Author : Len Wilcox
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This volume is a combination guidebook/journal to the desert regions of California. Filled with historical notes and details of the culture, it provides practical travel information and insight into the area's past, the legends, and the myths that survive today. The author provides information on sacred places and their mysteries. This work includes directions, places to stay and eat, plus advice on safe passage in this harsh but beautiful terrain.

The General Stud Book

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Joshua Tree National Park

Author : Joseph W. Zarki
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Human use of Joshua Tree National Park may extend as far back in time as 10,000 years. From the early Pinto Culture to modern tribes, native peoples have lived and hunted here for centuries. Indian trails helped guide Spanish, Mexican, and American explorers who gradually revealed the desert's secrets, leading to an influx of cattlemen, miners, and homesteaders between 1860 and 1930. As rugged as the desert itself, the area's pioneer history featured cattle rustlers, claim jumpers, and occasional gunfights. Grit, determination, and a fierce independence marked the lives of these early settlers, and the mines, ranches, and cabins they left behind hold many unforgettable stories. During the 1920s, Minerva Hamilton Hoyt found a unique beauty in the desert's sweeping vistas, and she worked tirelessly for the Joshua Tree area's preservation within the National Park System. Success came in 1936 when Pres. Franklin Roosevelt created Joshua Tree National Monument. With the Desert Protection Act, Joshua Tree was designated a national park in 1994.

Modern Romance March 2015 Collection 2 The Real Romero His Defiant Desert Queen Prince Nadir s Secret Heir The Tycoon s Stowaway

Author : Cathy Williams
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Modern Romance Bundle B – Four glamorous, international romances THE REAL ROMERO by Cathy Williams

The Westminster Review

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The United Service

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Joshua Tree

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