Arabian Sands

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Product Number: DD38484
Released: Jun 08, 2018
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ISBN: #9781781981887
Narrator/s: Laurence Kennedy
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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"Following worthily in the tradition of Burton, Lawrence, Philby and Thomas, [Arabian Sands] is, very likely, the book about Arabia to end all books about Arabia." -The Daily Telegraph 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.

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Author(s): Wilfred Thesiger
Genre: Travel

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Arabian Sands
Product Number: BX00073828
Product Number:DD38484
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Author(s): Wilfred Thesiger
Narrator(s): Laurence Kennedy
Genre: Travel
Product Number Z100108794
Released: Jun 08, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781781981894

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"This audiobook is not only a portrait of a way of life on the edge of extinction. Thesiger is also one of the main sources that author Frank Herbert used in creating his classic novel, DUNE. Laurence Kennedy narrates the story of Thesiger's experiences with the Bedouin of Arabia like a man reminiscing about the best times of his life. He conveys the wit and wonder of an explorer who plunges himself into an alien world and the sorrow of an observer who sees that that world is about to be destroyed by the discovery of oil. Traditional Bedouin culture has almost vanished now, but this valuable and fascinating record survives. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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