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Arabian sands ([New ed.])

Thesiger, WilfredStewart, Rory(Introduction by)
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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.

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0141904429 / 9780141904429
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