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Baden-Powell
     

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

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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.

Author Biography: Tim Jeal, a highly acclaimed biographer and novelist, is the author of Livingstone, also published by Yale University Press.

Editorial Reviews

Zara Steiner
Baden-Powell’s life story is as rich and engrossing as any of his memorable campfire yarns . . . a monumental biography. —New York Times Book Review
Piers Brendon
In an age of good biographies, here is one that deserves to be called great . . . a magnificent book. —Mail on Sunday
Philip Oakes
The story that Tim Jeal has to tell is epic, funny, and touching. —New Statesmen
Ian Buruma
Superb. —New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712650267
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/27/1992
Pages:
670
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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