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November 22, 2020 at 2:09 am #11275Abbie GebelGuest
Founder of the Boy Scouts
by Tim Jeal
- Language: english
- ISBN: 9780300091038 (0300091036)
- Genres: biography
- Release date: August 11, 2001
- Author: Tim Jeal
- Format: paperback, 720 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
About The 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
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