Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer

Abrams, 27.10.2011 - 544 sivua
The author of Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs and The Life of my Choice, he was a legend in his own lifetime but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma. In this authorized biography--written with Thesiger’s support before he died in 2003 and with unique access to the rich Thesiger archive--Alexander Maitland investigates this fascinating figure’s family influences, his wartime experiences, his philosophy as a hunter and conservationist, his writing and photography, his friendships with Arabs and Africans amongst whom he lived, and his now-acknowledged homosexuality.

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WILFRED THESIGER: The Life of the Great Explorer

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An eccentric explorer in the tradition of T.E. Lawrence, Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003) lived with tribal warriors in Africa, traveled on camel through the Arabian desert and journeyed to the hitherto ... Lue koko arvostelu


Among the Druze
The Flowering Desert
Shifting Lights and Shades
Prelude to Arabia
Arabian Sands
Marsh and Mountain
Among the Mountains
A Winter in Copenhagen

Shrine of my Youth
The Mountains of Arussi
Across the Sultanate of Aussa
Savage Sudan
The Nuer
Rape of my Homeland
Camel Journeys to the Jade
With Nomadic Tribes in Other Lands
Kenya Days

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Alexander Maitland was a close friend of Thesiger for forty years. He edited Thesiger's anthology, My Life and Travels and helped produce Thesiger's My Kenya Days: The Danakil Diary. He is the author of biographies of Freya Stark and John Hanning Speke.

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