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THE LIFE OF MY CHOICE

Thesiger, Wilfred

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ISBN 10: 000216194X / ISBN 13: 9780002161947
Editorial: Collins, London, 1987
Condición: Very Good ++ Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Oxfam Henley-on-Thames - F3851 (HENLEY-ON-THAMES, OXON, Reino Unido)

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459pp including glossary, index and many black and white photographs; the textblock is bright, clean and unmarked save for an owner's bookplate attached to the ffep and a dedication and signature 'to Ann - Wilfred Thesiger' on the title page; the boards have a very slight bump to top right front corner and head and heel of spine show some shelfwear; the dustwrapper has slight fading to the spine and minor wrinkling at the edges, but is complete and not price-clipped. Weight 1105g. Size: 24x16.5x5cm. N° de ref. de la librería 12626

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Título: THE LIFE OF MY CHOICE

Editorial: Collins, London

Año de publicación: 1987

Encuadernación: Black Cloth Gilt Titles

Condición del libro:Very Good ++

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good ++

Ejemplar firmado: Dedicated and Signed By Author

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

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.

About the Author:

Wilfred Thesiger was born in 1910 in Ethiopia. From 1930 Thesiger travelled through remote areas of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. His journeys and his books have won him numerous prestigious awards over the years. In 1968 he was made a CBE; he was honoured with a KBE in 1995.

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