My Life and Travels

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  • Paperback
  • 302 pages
  • My Life and Travels
  • Wilfred Thesiger
  • English
  • 23 June 2018
  • 0006552129

About the Author: Wilfred Thesiger

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My Life and Travels An anthology of writings and photographs celebrating the outstanding contribution of one of the country s most distinguished and enduring travel writers, and the century s greatest living explorer.At the age of twenty three, three years after attending the coronation of Haile Selassie, Thesiger made his first expedition into the country of the murderous Danakil tribe Since then he has traversed the Empty Quarter twice, spending five years among the Bedu, followed by several years living as no Westerner had in the strange world of the Marshmen of Iraq.Later he made many mountain journeys in the awesome ranges of the Karakorams, the Hindu Kush, Ladakh and Chitral After these varied and often dangerous adventures among fast disappearing cultures, Thesiger settled down to spend over twenty years living mostly among the pastoral Samburu in Northern Kenya, until 1994 when he finally returned to England permanently.These experiences have, over the years, provided rich material for writings which express a romantic but austere vision, and for exquisite photographs which capture the spirit of a bygone era This book contains extracts from the eight books Thesiger published to great acclaim between 1959 and 1998, most notably Arabian Sands , Marsh Arabs and The Life of My Choice. Free Read My Life and Travels [ author ] Wilfred Thesiger [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “My Life and Travels

  1. Paula M. says:

    Bedouin ways were hard, even for those brought up in them and for strangers terrible a death in life No man can live this life and emerge unchanged For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match.Seven Pillars of WisdomT E Lawrence Thesiger nasceu e cresceu na Abiss nia atual Eti pia , onde o pai era Ministro Brit nico, em 1910 Segundo ele, foram as experi ncias invulgares de inf ncia que fizeram com que , anos mais tarde, surgisse nele a estranha compul Bedouin ways were hard, even for those brought up in them and for strangers terrible a death in life No man can live this life and emerge unchanged For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match.Seven Pillars of WisdomT E Lawrence Thesiger nasceu e cresceu na Abiss nia atual Eti pia , onde o pai era Ministro Brit nico, em 1910 Segundo ele, foram as experi ncias invulgares de inf ncia que fizeram com que , anos mais tarde, surgisse nele a estranha compuls o por viagens e explora es Esta biografia, que resulta da reuni o de excertos retirados de v rias obras de Thesiger, est dividida em tr s partes A primeira come a com a chegada dos pais Abiss nia, revela algumas recorda es de inf ncia , e acaba com a segunda Guerra Mundial e o regresso ao pa s onde nasceu como conselheiro pol tico da Coroa A segunda parte sem d vida a mais fascinante inclui os anos passados na A...

  2. Charlotte Parkinson says:

    Thesiger wrote two incredible books Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs Read those instead This book is just random highlights from those books, plus some pretty boring bits of later travel writing about various mountain expeditions ...

  3. David Boyd says:

    WIlfred Thesiger is possibly one of the greatest travel writers ever If you re travelling to the middle east at all, he is a must read albeit travels in a different time, it is an amazing insight into the cultures there And what a man intelligent, brave and inspiring.