Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer
HarperPress, 2006 - 528 sivua
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.While Wilfred Thesiger's own classic writings (including The Marsh Arabs, Arabian Sands, Desert, Marsh and Mountain, The Life of My Choice and My Kenya Days) comprehensively cover his classic journeys amongst the Marsh Arabs in southern Iraq, across the Empty Quarter in Arabia, they fail conspicuously to shed light on his character and motives, which have remained an enigma.Maitland's biography had Thesiger's support before he died in 2003, and has been written with full access, granted to no one else, to the rich Thesiger archive - vivid, intimate family correspondence, and his own letters, diaries and notebooks which are far more confiding than his scrupulously edited published accounts. Maitland investigates in depth Thesiger's parents and family influences; his wartime experiences and the ethos of conflict; his philosophy as a hunter and conservationist; his development as a writer and photographer; his close friendships with the Arabs and Africans amongst whom he lived; and his sexuality. In all, this major biography of a great and unusual man will take its place on the shelf of outstanding lives of the great explorers.
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Thesiger rejected any comparison between himself shooting unarmed soldiers in
their tents, and so-called 'homicidal' Danakil warriors stabbing or shooting
unarmed, unsuspecting victims in the back: 'When I was with the SAS, shooting
There were a lot of duck about and I got a bit of shooting but on the whole I was ...
However I did a certain amount of shooting for the pot . . .27 Of the Marsh Arabs
themselves, he wrote: I can always get on with a simple people like them.
I also got him a bit of shooting.' Thesiger added: 'I have now got 132 pig [wild
boar] in the past two months and am getting well known as a result.'41 In Return
to the Marshes Young described Thesiger as he was in 1952, when they first met:
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