Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer (Hardcover)

The Life of the Great Explorer

By Alexander Maitland

Overlook Press, 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."