Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer (Hardcover)
The Life of the Great Explorer
Overlook Press, 9781590201633, 544pp.
Publication Date: October 27, 2011
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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."