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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WT to KMA: 30 March 1945 4. Geographical Journal CXVII (1), March 1951: 118
5. TLMC: 397 6. ibid. 7. ibid.: 398 8. AS (reprint 2000): 1 9. ibid.: 2 10. TLMC: 398
1 1. WT to KMA: letter dated 20 March 1945 12. ibid. 13. WT to KMA: letter dated ...
WT to KMA: letter dated 2 March 1951 46. ibid. 47. WT to KMA: letter dated 8 April
1951 48. WT to KMA: letter dated 29 October 1951 49. TMA: 9 50. ibid.: 9-10 51.
ibid.: 12 52. TMA: 91 53. WT South Iraq diary 1952: entry dated 8 July 54. ibid.
WT to KMA: letter dated 7 March 1957 20. WT to KMA: letter dated 10 March 1957
21. WT to KMA: letter dated 13 March 1957 22. WT to KMA: letter dated 22 March
1957 23. WT to KMA: letter dated 29 March 1957 24. WT to KMA: letter dated 6 ...
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