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Post by Kazbek » December 12th, 2020, 6:33 am

Syria: the Desert and the Sown by Gertrude Bell (1868 - 1926).

Gertrude Bell's Syria: The Desert and the Sown describes her travels in the Levant (also called Greater Syria) during the first years of the 20th century. In this vivid and painstakingly documented narrative, Bell recounts her visits to Damascus, Jerusalem, Beirut, Antioch and Alexandretta, as well as the time she spent in the deserts of the region. Fluent in Arabic and several other languages, Bell brings to her account a level of insight beyond the reach of an average travel writer. She would later go on to play a highly influential role in the politics of the Middle East, drawing on the knowledge and personal connections she built up during these and other travels. The text is accompanied by numerous photographs taken by the author. (Summary by Kazbek)
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    Keywords that describe the book: Palestine, Middle East, Islam, Jerusalem, ottoman empire, lebanon, syria, damascus, antioch, druze, arabs, muslim world, levant, beirut

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Post by Kazbek » December 12th, 2020, 6:33 am

I'll DPL.

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Post by Lynnet » December 12th, 2020, 9:52 am

I can set this up.

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Post by Lynnet » December 12th, 2020, 9:56 am

All set. Let me know if you need anything else.

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Post by Kazbek » December 12th, 2020, 10:24 am

Thank you, Lynne! The MW is filled out.

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Post by Lynnet » December 12th, 2020, 10:29 am

We'll stay on the launch pad for a day or so.

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Post by Lynnet » December 13th, 2020, 9:20 am

Moved to Readers Wanted

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Post by Marya999 » December 13th, 2020, 11:54 am

This looks interesting, may I do chapter 1?

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Post by Kazbek » December 13th, 2020, 12:15 pm

Marya999 wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 11:54 am
This looks interesting, may I do chapter 1?
Sure, thanks!

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Post by Marya999 » December 21st, 2020, 9:49 pm


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Post by Kazbek » December 22nd, 2020, 6:22 am

Marya999 wrote:
December 21st, 2020, 9:49 pm
Here's section 1 for PL:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/syriadesertsown_01_bell_128kb.mp3 31:46
Thank you, Marya!

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Post by Kazbek » December 22nd, 2020, 6:19 pm

Marya999 wrote:
December 21st, 2020, 9:49 pm
Here's section 1 for PL:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/syriadesertsown_01_bell_128kb.mp3 31:46
PL OK!

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Post by TadDavis » January 6th, 2021, 7:48 pm

I’m willing to try my hand at Chapter 4. The Arabic names are a little daunting, to say the least, but I’ll give them my best shot.

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Post by Kazbek » January 6th, 2021, 7:51 pm

TadDavis wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 7:48 pm
I’m willing to try my hand at Chapter 4. The Arabic names are a little daunting, to say the least, but I’ll give them my best shot.
Appreciated! :)

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Post by JordanR » February 2nd, 2021, 8:55 pm

Can I try chapter 3?

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