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Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts
     

Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts

by Tim Jeal
 

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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

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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

Piers Brendon
In an age of good biographies, here is one that deserves to be called great . . . a magnificent book. —Mail on Sunday
Ian Buruma
Superb. —New York Review of Books
Philip Oakes
The story that Tim Jeal has to tell is epic, funny, and touching. —New Statesmen
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300091038
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Biography/History Series
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Meet 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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