Wilfred Thesiger - Alexander Maitland

Wilfred Thesiger by Alexander Maitland is an authorised biography which was 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. Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003), the last of the great gentlemen explorer-adventurers, journeyed for sixty years to some of the remotest, most dangerous places on earth from the mountains of western Asia to the marshes of Iraq. 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.

Book Title: 

Wilfred Thesiger

Subtitle: 

The Life of the Great Explorer

Author: 

Maitland, Alexander

Publisher: 

Overlook Press

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2006

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9781590201633

Pages: 

528

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

23.1 × 15.7 × 5.1 cm

Book Weight: 

0.819 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R604.00

Price: 

ZAR175.00 

In Stock: 

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