The Life of My Choice

4.15 avg rating
( 157 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780002161947: The Life of My Choice

Wilfred Thesiger, this century’s greatest living explorer, reveals the events and people that most influenced his travels through some of the most inaccessible places on earth.

As a child in Abyssinia he watched the victorious armies of Ras Tafari returning from hand-to-hand battle, their prisoners in chains; at the age of twenty-three he made his first expedition into the country of the Danakil, a murderous race among whom a man’s status depended on the number of men he had killed and castrated. His widely acclaimed books, Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs, tell of his two famous sojourns in the Empty Quarter and the Marshes of southern Iraq. But Thesiger’s true character and motives have until now remained an enigma. In this, his autobiography, he shares some of the experiences that allowed him to live the life of his choice.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

The Life of My Choice

Review:

‘One of the few people who in our time could be put on the pedestal of the great explorers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.’
David Attenborough

‘He is unquestionably, one of the greatest travellers the British have ever produced, the last of our recognizable primitives. He also writes with much distinction and honesty.’
Geoffrey Moorhouse, Daily Telegraph

‘A treasure galleon built to the same specifications as Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs… it is the record of a man magnificiently and unabachedly out of step with his times’
E.S Turner London Review of Books

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thesiger, Wilfred
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1987)
ISBN 10: 000216194X ISBN 13: 9780002161947
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000216194X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
44.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.39
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Wilfred Thesiger
Published by Harper Collins (2000)
ISBN 10: 000216194X ISBN 13: 9780002161947
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000216194X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
66.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds