Paperback. Pub Date :2007-02-05 Pages: 544 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK Wilfred Thesiger. the last of the great gentlemen explorer-adventurers. became a legend in his own lifetime This authorised biography by a longstanding friend and associate. delves into his little-known character and motivations. as well as recounting the details of his extraordinary life.Wilfred Thesiger. the great explorer-adventurer and author of 'Arabian Sands' and' The Marsh Arabs'. and one work of autobiography 'The Life of my Choice '. became a legend in his own lifetime. but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma.In this authorised 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...