The Life of the Great Explorer
Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781590201633, 544pp.
Publication Date: October 27, 2011
In this authorized 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.
About the Author
Alexander Maitland was a close friend of Thesiger for forty years. He edited Thesiger s anthology, My Life and Travels and helped produce Thesiger s My Kenya Days: The Danakil Diary. He is the author of biographies of Freya Stark and John Hanning Speke.