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.
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...
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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.