Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts

Kobo ebook | August 11, 2001

byTim 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 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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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 pub...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 11, 2001Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030018672X

ISBN - 13:9780300186727

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