The Desert and the Sown
Travels in Palestine and Syria
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Current events in the Middle East have revived interest in the extraordinary life and accomplishments of Gertrude Bell, "the female Lawrence of Arabia." A skilled archeologist, historian, and linguist, Bell wrote captivating, perceptive accounts of her Eastern travels. This intriguing narrative — accompanied by 160 photos — traces her 1905 sojourn in Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine.