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ISBN13: 9780141442075
ISBN10: 0141442077
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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.

Synopsis:

In the spirit of T.E. Lawrence, Thesiger 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.

About the Author

Jon Lee Anderson is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of the national bestseller The Fall of Baghdad. He lives in Dorset, England.

Rory Stewart is the bestselling author of The Prince of the Marshes and The Places in Between. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services in Iraq.

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RAHMA, April 19, 2008 (view all comments by RAHMA)
beautiful and encouriging reading
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141442075
Author:
Thesiger, Wilfred
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
STEWART, RORY
Introduction:
STEWART, RORY
Author:
STEWART, RORY
Subject:
Europe - Scandinavia
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Arabian peninsula
Subject:
Thesiger, Wilfred
Subject:
Arabian Peninsula Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel-Middle East
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages b/w photos
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.74x5.24x.90 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
Travel » Middle East
Travel » Travel Writing » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Middle East

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"Synopsis" by , In the spirit of T.E. Lawrence, Thesiger 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.
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