The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama by Thomas Laird

The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama by Thomas Laird

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Explores with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet's relations with the Mongols; the Golden Age under the Great Fifth Dalai Lama; Tibet's years under Manchu overlords; the four decades of modern independence in the early half of the twentieth century; and, the Dalai Lama's meetings with Mao-Tse Tung, just before His Holiness fled into exile in 1959.

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This book records the first time the Dalai Lama has spoken at length about the story of Tibet. Over the course of three years, journalist Thomas Laird spent more than sixty hours with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in candid, intimate interviews that covered His Holiness's beliefs about history, science, reincarnation, and Buddhism. Laird brings his meetings with the Dalai Lama to life in a vibrant historical narrative that outlines the essence of thousands of years of civilization, myth and spirituality. Laird explores with the Dalai Lama Tibet's relations with the Mongols; the Golden Age under the Great Fifth Dalai Lama; Tibet's years under Manchu overlords; the four decades of modern independence in the early half of the twentieth century; and finally the Dalai Lama's meetings with Mao-Tse Tung, just before His Holiness fled into exile in 1959. "The Story of Tibet" is the Dalai Lama's personal look at his country's past, and also a summation of a life's work as the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people.

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SKU GOR004174470
Title The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama
Author By (author) Thomas Laird
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 1843541440
ISBN 13 9781843541448
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

This book records the first time the Dalai Lama has spoken at length about the story of Tibet. Over the course of three years, journalist Thomas Laird spent more than sixty hours with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in candid, intimate interviews that covered His Holiness's beliefs about history, science, reincarnation, and Buddhism. Laird brings his meetings with the Dalai Lama to life in a vibrant historical narrative that outlines the essence of thousands of years of civilization, myth and spirituality. Laird explores with the Dalai Lama Tibet's relations with the Mongols; the Golden Age under the Great Fifth Dalai Lama; Tibet's years under Manchu overlords; the four decades of modern independence in the early half of the twentieth century; and finally the Dalai Lama's meetings with Mao-Tse Tung, just before His Holiness fled into exile in 1959. "The Story of Tibet" is the Dalai Lama's personal look at his country's past, and also a summation of a life's work as the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004174470
Title The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama
Author By (author) Thomas Laird
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 1843541440
ISBN 13 9781843541448
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.