KINDLE [The Life of My Choice]

Summary ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Wilfred Thesiger

Read The Life of My Choice ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF The Marsh Arabs tell of his two sojourns in the Empty uarter and the Marshes of Southern Ira 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 choi. Just an awesome individual who along with such other characters as Francis Younghusband Roy Chapman Andrews Peter Fleming and Richard Burton makes me feel like a total failure in life but somehow in a good way Includes some fascinating insights into pre gone to hell Ira Interesting footnote Thesiger himself has a hilarious cameo at the end of the humorous British travel classis A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

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Read The Life of My Choice ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF 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 batt. Wilfred Thesiger wrote two notable travel books Arabian Sands The Marsh Arabs Arabian Sands tells the story of his exploration of the Empty uarter a vast area of desert in southern Saudi Arabia that stretches into Oman during the late 1940s before the impact of the discovery of oil The Marsh Arabs tell of trips through the former and now in places undergoing restoration marsh lands of southern IraThe Life of My Choice doesn t really have anything of interest eual to either of those two books The background to both of those trips is fleshed out There are the childhood recollections of seeing the effectively medieval army of the Emperor of Abyssinia the author s father was Britain s representative to the Imperial court moving out to battle a usurper some recollections of Hallie Selassie some bits and pieces about his wartime service and employment in the colonial service Sudan as well as some brief overviews of some of his other journeys for example in the Danakil and KurdistanArabian Sands and the Marsh Arabs are remarkable pictures of places and people in the 1950s Life of My Choice doesn t have as much to recommend itself to the reader but what comes through very strongly is the author himself His pleasure in unexplored and extreme environments is clear as is the dissatisfaction and alienation that he experienced as a colonial officer in the SudanHis early experiences seem to explain the difference in tone and satisfaction between what he had to write about the punishing adventures that he had in the Empty uarter of Arabia and his sedate travels in the marshlands of southern Ira The travels reveal the man

Summary ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Wilfred Thesiger

Read The Life of My Choice ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Le 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. Being an explorer in uncharted territories where no man has gone before is a dream for many but only a few dare to achieve that dream One of the last greatest explorers of lands which hitherto had been impossible to penetrate was Sir Wilfred ThesigerIt always seemed reading his autobiography The Life of My Choice that he never once held a real job but was always doing something for the people around him who lived the harshest of lives in the Abyssinian plains and the deserts of Sahara Living with savage tribes with some barbaric practices he sympathized with them the most so much so that he fought on their side against the Italians in the war To him they were his people people he lived with people he travelled with and people he shared food and home with Harder the life finer the man he said and what a fine man he was On several of his explorations he had to go without water and food for days but the he went on such journeys the he craved them In the desert he wrote I found a freedom unattainable in civilisation a life unhampered by possessions The book is a wonderful account of his travels his observations of the local populace his increased dislike for modernity Many a time he expressed his disdain for motor vehicles preferring camels for traversing across the sand dunes and his everlasting admiration and friendship with emperor Haile Selassie He was fortunate to live a life of exploration and we are fortunate to live these lands through his eyes


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    KINDLE [The Life of My Choice] Just an awesome individual who along with such other characters as Francis Younghusband Roy Chapman Andrews Peter Fleming and Richard Burton makes me feel like a total failure in life but somehow in a good way Includes some fascinating insights into pre gone to hell Ira Interesting footnote Thesiger himself has a hilarious cameo at the end of the humorous British travel classis A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

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    KINDLE [The Life of My Choice] Summary The Life of My Choice This book provided my first vicarious travel to Ethiopia I poached the book off a wonderful friend's bookcase when I was living in Bangkok The experience of living in a foreign land and reading about another foreign land was pretty heady stuff Thesiger is a first rate tour guide brave respectful with an iron stomach and s

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    Summary ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Wilfred Thesiger KINDLE [The Life of My Choice] Thesiger is a giant amongst explorers This book is excellent focusing on the man and his motives as much as his incredible acheivements I was stuck in hospital for a few days recently and could read this continually it was smashing Recommended

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  • paperback
  • 464
  • The Life of My Choice
  • Wilfred Thesiger
  • English
  • 05 November 2018
  • 9780006372677