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Alarms and Excursions in Arabia: The Life and Works of Bertram Thomas in Early 20th Century Iraq and Oman.
Contributor(s): Al Hamra, Ibn (Compiled by), Thomas, Bertram (Author)

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ISBN: 1838075666     ISBN-13: 9781838075668
Publisher: Arabesque Travel
OUR PRICE: $34.19  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2021
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BISAC Categories:
- History | Middle East - Iraq
- History | Middle East - Arabian Peninsula
- Travel | Middle East - General
Physical Information: 0.93" H x 6" W x 9" L (1.36 lbs) 344 pages
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THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF BERTRAM THOMAS - who rose from an Assistant Political Officer in early 20th Century Iraq, to Minister for the Sultan of Muscat and Oman 5 years later.

Bertram Thomas was not only the first non Arab to cross the Rub Al Khali Desert, but also a key person in Iraq's early 20th-century development. He was a British political officer for 5 years in southern Iraq and, often as a lone British representative, helped secure the region for Britain.

In Oman he rose to be the effective deputy for the Sultan, acting as administrator and judge. In Musandam his action helped maintain the exclave within the sultanate.

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