Women in Wisdom – Gertrude Bell, British Archaeologist, Explorer, Writer and Mountaineer

Gertrude Bell was truly a woman of wisdom. I learned about her when I interviewed Andrina Lever (See Part Two of her interview). A biography of Gertrude Bell, The Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia by Janet Wallach, profoundly impacted Lever, and Bell is one of the five people that she listed as wanting to meet. Gertrude Bell was a woman ahead of her time, and someone we can learn a tremendous deal from. The biographies are meant to expand your general knowledge, and also give you a great conversation starter at cocktail parties. Gertrude Bell was a restless … [Read more...]