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Janet Wallach
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JANET WALLACH is the author of nine books, including Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, which has been translated into twelve languages and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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DESERT QUEEN
The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Written by Janet Wallach


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $17.00

Turning away from the privileged world of the "eminent Victorians," Gertrude Bell (1868–1926) explored, mapped, and excavated the world of the Arabs. Recruited by British intelligence during World War I, she played a crucial role in obtaining the loyalty of Arab leaders, and her connections and information provided the brains to... Read more >

Desert Queen

Written by Janet Wallach


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 30, 2010
Price: $12.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

The Richest Woman in America
Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
Written by Janet Wallach


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $12.99

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The Richest Woman in America
Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
Written by Janet Wallach


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95

No woman in the Gilded Age made as much money as Hetty Green, America’s first female tycoon. A strong woman who forged her own path, she was worth at least $100 million by the end of her life in 1916—equal to about $2.5 billion today.

Green was mocked for her simple... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Richest Woman in America
Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
Written by Janet Wallach


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $27.95

A captivating biography of America's first female tycoon, Hetty Green, the iconoclast who forged one of the greatest fortunes of her time.

No woman in the Gilded Age made as much money as Hetty Green. At the time of her death in 1916, she was worth at least 100 million dollars, equal... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.
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