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Arabian Sands - (Penguin Classics) by Wilfred Thesiger (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 347

Genre: Travel

Sub-Genre: Middle East

Series Title: Penguin Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: General

Author: Wilfred Thesiger

Language: English

Street Date: December 1, 2007
TCIN: 54271532
UPC: 9780141442075
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-6656


Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003) was a British explorer and travel writer. He was born at Addis Ababa, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). Educated at Eton and Oxford, he worked in the Sudan Political Service and and later, for a year, as a Political Officer for the Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie. He is best known for two travel books: Arabian Sands (1959) and The Marsh Arabs (1964).

Rory Stewart (introducer) has written for the New York Times Magazine, Granta, and the London Review of Books, and is the author of The Places In Between and The Prince of the Marshes. A former fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire by the British government for services in Iraq.

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