Arabian Sands

Thesiger, Wilfred

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 2 stars out of 5.
Arabian Sands
Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched "Empty Quarter" of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East.

Publisher: London :, Penguin,, 2007
Edition: New edition
ISBN: 9780141442075
Branch Call Number: 915.30452 Th
Characteristics: xvii, 347 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm


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Dec 16, 2014
  • Madreley rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Actually not a bad read. It really opens your eyes to the way the arabs look at westerners even 70 years ago. Written in such a way that you can almost feel some of the harsh conditions that the team endured as they crossed the sands.


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