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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TLMC: 59 15. ibid.: 61 16. DMM: 18 17. TLMC: 61 18. WGT archive: letter dated
12 March 1918 19. ibid. 20. ibid. 21. TLMC: 62 22. WGT archive: dated 20
December 1918 23. TLMC: 64 24. WT verbatim: 1965 25. TLMC: 64 six: The Cold
, Bleak ...
TLMC: 207 121. WT's Samburu adoptive 'son', Lawi Leboyare, talking to WT at
Laputa Lekakwar's house, near Maralal, Kenya, April 1993 122. TLMC: 216 123.
WT verbatim: 1988 124. WT to KMA: letter dated 31 December 1935 125. ibid.
described an incident during his trek with WT in 1961 to Lake Rudolf and
Marsabit in the former Northern Frontier District of Kenya 30. Christine Sandford:
The Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed, 1955: 79 31. TLMC: 235 32. ibid. 33. ibid. 34.
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