Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts

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R.S.S. Baden-Powell, who founded the Boy Scouts movement in 1908, was a British military hero during the Boer War and an author, actor, artist, spy, sportsman, and female impersonator. In this absorbing and humane account of Baden-Powell’s extraordinary life, Tim Jeal reveals for the first time the complex figure behind the saintly public mask, showing him to be a man of both dazzling talents and crippling secret fears.

Reviews of the earlier edition:

Baden-Powell’s life story is as rich and engrossing as any of his memorable campfire yarns . . . a monumental biography.” Zara Steiner, New York Times Book Review

In an age of good biographies, here is one that deserves to be called great . . . a magnificent book.” Piers Brendon, Mail on Sunday

Jeal’s Baden-Powell is brave and self-seeking, devious and honorable, a domestic paragon whose repressed homosexuality fired his career, a soldier of genius who ultimately rejected militarism. . . . The story that Tim Jeal has to tell is epic, funny, and touching.” Philip Oakes, New Statesman

Superb.” Ian Buruma, New York Review of Books

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From the Publisher:

Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post Book World

About the Author:

Tim Jeal is also the biographer of Henry Morton Stanley (National Book Critics' Circle Award in Biography and Sunday Times Biography of the Year 2007), and Robert Baden-Powell, which (like Livingstone) was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and the Washington Post. In 2011 his Explorers of the Nile was a New York Times Editor's Choice and a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

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Descrizione libro Yale University Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. R.S.S. Baden-Powell, who founded the Boy Scouts movement in 1908, was a British military hero during the Boer War and an author, actor, artist, spy, sportsman, and female impersonator. In this absorbing and humane account of Baden-Powell s extraordinary life, Tim Jeal reveals for the first time the complex figure behind the saintly public mask, showing him to be a man of both dazzling talents and crippling secret fears. Reviews of the earlier edition: Baden-Powell s life story is as rich and engrossing as any of his memorable campfire yarns .a monumental biography. -Zara Steiner, New York Times Book Review In an age of good biographies, here is one that deserves to be called great .a magnificent book. -Piers Brendon, Mail on Sunday Jeal s Baden-Powell is brave and self-seeking, devious and honorable, a domestic paragon whose repressed homosexuality fired his career, a soldier of genius who ultimately rejected militarism.The story that Tim Jeal has to tell is epic, funny, and touching. -Philip Oakes, New Statesman Superb. -Ian Buruma, New York Review of Books. Codice libro della libreria BTY9780300125139

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Descrizione libro Yale University Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. R.S.S. Baden-Powell, who founded the Boy Scouts movement in 1908, was a British military hero during the Boer War and an author, actor, artist, spy, sportsman, and female impersonator. In this absorbing and humane account of Baden-Powell s extraordinary life, Tim Jeal reveals for the first time the complex figure behind the saintly public mask, showing him to be a man of both dazzling talents and crippling secret fears. Reviews of the earlier edition: Baden-Powell s life story is as rich and engrossing as any of his memorable campfire yarns .a monumental biography. -Zara Steiner, New York Times Book Review In an age of good biographies, here is one that deserves to be called great .a magnificent book. -Piers Brendon, Mail on Sunday Jeal s Baden-Powell is brave and self-seeking, devious and honorable, a domestic paragon whose repressed homosexuality fired his career, a soldier of genius who ultimately rejected militarism.The story that Tim Jeal has to tell is epic, funny, and touching. -Philip Oakes, New Statesman Superb. -Ian Buruma, New York Review of Books. Codice libro della libreria BTY9780300125139

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