Softcover. Rome, Libreria dello Stato, 1st, 1992-01-01, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 429 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Folio. Light edgewear and rubbing to wrappers, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Overlook Press, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 528 pages, b&w photos. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. The author of Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs and The Life of my Choice, he was a legend in his own lifetime but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma. In this authorized biography--written with Thesiger's support before he died in 2003 and with unique access to the rich Thesiger archive--Alexander Maitland investigates this fascinating figure's family influences, his wartime experiences, his philosophy as a hunter and conservationist, his writing and photography, his friendships with Arabs and Africans amongst whom he lived, and his now-acknowledged homosexuality.