Wilfred Thesiger




Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger (3 June 1910 – 24 August 2003), also called Mubarak bin London (Arabic: مُبَارَك بِن لَنْدَن‎, "the blessed one of London") was a British military officer, explorer, and writer.
Thesiger's travel books include Arabian Sands (1959), on his foot and camel crossing of the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula, and The Marsh Arabs (1964), on his time living in the marshes of Iraq with the Marsh Arabs. He donated his collection of 38,000 travel photographs to the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.





The best books of all time by Wilfred Thesiger

  1. 989 . Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger

    The southern Arabian desert, a quarter million square miles of sand (650,000 square kilometers), is now a place of oil wells and Land Rovers, but before the 1950s it was still known as the Empty Qu...