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Dennis Drabelle

Dennis Drabelle


It takes twin litanies to sketch the life of Sir Wilfred Thesiger. Of firsts: first Westerner to live as an equal among the Bedouin of Arabia's Empty Quarter, first to set eyes on the quicksands of Umm al Samim, first to survive a trek among Ethiopia's Danakil. And lasts, the most pressing being the most poignant: last of the true adventurers.

Dennis Drabelle
May 2, 2004