Nonfiction | June 01, 2006
Iraq: The First Arab Shia State
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Al-Rashid Street is an old colonnaded road of shops in the heart of Baghdad. At its entrance sits the historic British Residency, where the influential British administrator and diplomat Gertrude Bell, the famous ‘Daughter of the Desert’ and ‘uncrowned queen of Iraq,’ once lived and literally drew Iraq onto the map.
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