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Across the Empty Quarter (Penguin Great Journeys)

by Wilfred Thesiger

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Wilfred Thesiger is to be included in that select list of the 'great travellers' of the world. 'Across the Empty Quarter' tells in abridged form the journeys that he made across the Arabian Desert in the 1940's. You can feel the extreme heat and the desolation and also be fully aware of the dangers he endured during these travels. Another thing that is clear is the companionship and help given by the Bedouin who travelled with him.
This is another in the series of 'Penguin Great Journeys', which I cannot recommend enough. ( )
  devenish | May 23, 2011 |
Restless, gripped by an overwhelming wish to make a name for himself in a world ever more hemmed in by progress and 'civilisation', Thesiger (1910-2003) embarked on his amazing journeys across Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter to test himself and to show what could still be done. The result was a monument both to his resilience and to the Bedu who guided him and who emerge as the book's real heroes.
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'Across the Empty Quarter' tells of Wilfred Thesiger's amazing journeys across Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter to test himself and to show what could stil be done. The result was a monument both to his resilience and to the Bedu who guided him and who emerge as the book's real heroes.… (more)

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