The Resource Wilfred Thesiger : the life of the great explorer, Alexander Maitland

Wilfred Thesiger : the life of the great explorer, Alexander Maitland

Label
Wilfred Thesiger : the life of the great explorer
Title
Wilfred Thesiger
Title remainder
the life of the great explorer
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Maitland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003), the last of the great gentlemen explorer-adventurers, journeyed for sixty years to some of the remotest, most dangerous places on earth from the mountains of western Asia to the marshes of Iraq. The author of Arabian Sands, The Marsh Arabs and The Life of my Choice, he was a legend in his own lifetime but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma. 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.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maitland, Alexander
Dewey number
910.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS207
LC item number
.M25 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thesiger, Wilfred
  • Explorers
  • Arabian Peninsula
  • Africa, North
Label
Wilfred Thesiger : the life of the great explorer, Alexander Maitland
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Harper Press, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-510) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Emperor Menelik's 'new flower' -- Hope and fortune -- Gorgeous barbarity -- 'One handsome rajah' -- Passages to India and England -- The cold, bleak English Downs -- Eton: lasting respect and veneration -- Shrine of my youth -- The mountains of Arussi -- Across the Sultanate of Aussa -- Savage Sudan -- The Nuer -- Rape of my homeland -- Among the Druze -- The flowering desert -- Palestine: shifting lights and shades -- Prelude to Arabia -- Arabian sands -- Marsh and mountain -- Among the mountains -- A winter in Copenhagen -- Camel journeys to the Jade Sea -- With nomadic tribes in other lands -- Kenya days
Control code
ocn669752264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 528 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781590201633
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016429992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)669752264
Label
Wilfred Thesiger : the life of the great explorer, Alexander Maitland
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Harper Press, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-510) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Emperor Menelik's 'new flower' -- Hope and fortune -- Gorgeous barbarity -- 'One handsome rajah' -- Passages to India and England -- The cold, bleak English Downs -- Eton: lasting respect and veneration -- Shrine of my youth -- The mountains of Arussi -- Across the Sultanate of Aussa -- Savage Sudan -- The Nuer -- Rape of my homeland -- Among the Druze -- The flowering desert -- Palestine: shifting lights and shades -- Prelude to Arabia -- Arabian sands -- Marsh and mountain -- Among the mountains -- A winter in Copenhagen -- Camel journeys to the Jade Sea -- With nomadic tribes in other lands -- Kenya days
Control code
ocn669752264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 528 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781590201633
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016429992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)669752264

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