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    • Desert Queen

    • The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
    • By: Janet Wallach
    • Narrated by: Jean Gilpin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and breadth of the Arab region, armed with a love for its language and its people, she not only produced several enormously popular books based on her experiences but became instrumental to the British foreign office. When World War I erupted, and the British needed the loyalty of the Arab leaders, it was Gertrude Bell's work and connections that helped provided the brain for T. E. Lawrence's military brawn.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great beginning, then gets boring

    • By Msz on 03-31-16
    • The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
    • By: Janet Wallach
    • Narrated by: Jean Gilpin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 09-04-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 173 ratings

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Richest Woman in America

    • Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
    • By: Janet Wallach
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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 to more than 2 billion dollars today. A strong believer in women being financially independent, she offered valuable lessons for the present times. Abandoned at birth by her neurotic mother, scorned by her misogynist father, Hetty set out as a child to prove her value. Following the simple rules of her wealthy Quaker father, she successfully invested her money and along the way proved to herself that she was wealthy and therefore worthy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not that great

    • By leslie on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $28.00