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Baden-Powell By Tim Jeal

Baden-Powell
by Tim Jeal

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This biography traces the life of Baden-Powell, the victor of Mafeking and founder of the Boy Scouts Movement, and his controversial racial views and private life. It is the culmination of five years research. Tim Jeal is a member of the Writer's Guild and has written "Livingstone".
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Baden-Powell by Tim Jeal

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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GOR001967509
Baden-Powell by Tim Jeal
Tim Jeal
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cornerstone
1989-10-05
670
009170670X
9780091706708
N/A
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