The Life of My Choice

The Life of My Choice


By (author) Wilfred Thesiger

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 492 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 226mm x 30mm | 766g
  • Publication date: 30 January 1988
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393334252
  • ISBN 13: 9780393334258
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, ports., maps
  • Sales rank: 266,445

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Wilfred Thesiger is the last of the great British eccentric explorers, renowned for his travels through some of the most inaccessible places on earth. As a child in Abyssinia he watched the glorious armies of Ras Tafari returning from hand-to-hand battle, their prisoners in chains; at the age of 23 he made his first expedition into the country of the Danakil, a murderous race among whom a man's status in the tribe depended on the number of men he had killed and castrated. His books, "Arabian Sands" and "The Marsh Arabs", tell of his two sojourns in the Empty Quarter and the Marshes of Southern Iraq. In this autobiography, Wilfred Thesiger highlights the people who most profoundly influenced him and the events which enabled him to lead the life of his choice.

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