cover image of Wilfred Thesiger

Wilfred Thesiger

The Life of the Great Explorer

by Alexander Maitland

ebook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:
Harper Perennial
Publication Date:
2010

Format

  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 1.6 MB

Alexander Maitland (Author)

Born in Scotland in 1940, Alexander Maitland studied at the Glasgow School of Architecture and School of Art. He later worked intermittently for architectural practices in London and Edinburgh while continuing to write and paint. He is a Fellow of...

More about Alexander Maitland
Wilfred Thesiger
Copy and paste the code into your website.
New here? Learn how to read digital books for free