Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia - Part 2: The Khatun, Chapters 25, 26, 27 and 28 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: The Khatun, Chapters 25, 26, 27 and 28 Summary and Analysis

Faisal has been proclaimed King of Syria, his brother, Abdullah, has been named King of Iraq, and the area is in chaos. Gertrude escapes the political hostilities and escorts her father on a month-long trip in the Arab countries. Once more her father is the only man who can buoy her spirits in the face of adversity such as that related to the British influence in the Arab region.

The next chapter opens in May 1920 and there is still no establishment of an Arab government in Iraq. With hopes of encouraging the moderate Arabs, Gertrude leaks some secret documents about a constitutional government to an influential Arab nationalist. When hearing of the leak, A.T. Wilson severely chastises Gertrude for the indiscretion and her colleagues remain fixed in their opposition to Arab independence...

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