The Life of My Choice

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W. W. Norton, Incorporated, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 492 pages
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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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User Review  - theonearmedcrab - LibraryThing

A classic travelogue, plus a whole lot more, is “Life of my choice” (1987), by William Thesiger, who was born in Addis Ababa into a diplomat’s family, and went on to travel the country, and much ... Read full review

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Wilfred Thesiger is a legendary figure who roamed portions of the planet which were filled with hardships and extraordinary people. He was an Englishman when the British were "important" to everyone ... Read full review

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