Arabian Sands

Arabian Sands

By Wilfred Thesiger

  • Release Date : 2007-10-25
  • Genre : Travel Writing
  • FIle Size : 3.46 MB
Score: 4.5
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Description

Arabian Sands Wilfred Thesiger was born in Addis Ababa in 1910 and educated at Eton and Oxford. Though British, he was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life, "the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets, etc." In the spirit of T.E. Lawrence, Thesiger spent five years exploring and wandering the deserts of Arabia. With vivid descriptions and colorful anecdotes he narrates his stories, including two crossings of the Empty Quarter, among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels.

Reviews

  • Great book but digital version is full of misprints

    3
    By UK Pilot
    A very interesting and worthwhile read. Wilfred Thesiger has obviously put a lot more time and thought into writing this book than the people at Penguin have into proof-reading it. I doubt if anyone has even run a spelling check on it. Yet they still charge full price for the digital version. How thoughtful of them.

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