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Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer - Alexander Maitland - cover

Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer

Alexander Maitland

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Anno: 2007
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 544 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 400 gr.
  • EAN: 9780006384076
Wilfred Thesiger, the last of the great gentlemen explorer-adventurers, became a legend in his own lifetime. This authorised biography by a longstanding friend and associate delves into his little-known character and motivations, as well as recounting the details of his extraordinary life. Wilfred Thesiger, the great explorer-adventurer and author of 'Arabian Sands' and 'The Marsh Arabs', and one work of autobiography 'The Life of my Choice', became a legend in his own lifetime, but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma. In this authorised 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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