In Exile From The Land Of Snows: The Definitive Account Of The Dalai Lama And Tibet Since The Chinese Conquest by John AvedonIn Exile From The Land Of Snows: The Definitive Account Of The Dalai Lama And Tibet Since The Chinese Conquest by John Avedon

In Exile From The Land Of Snows: The Definitive Account Of The Dalai Lama And Tibet Since The…

byJohn Avedon

Paperback | January 6, 2015

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Tibet, “the roof of the world,” had been aloof and at peace for most of its 2,100 years. But in 1932, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, in his final testament, warned: “It may happen that here, in the center of Tibet, religion and government will be attacked both from without and from within.” By the time his successor was enthroned in 1950, the Chinese occupation had begun.
         In this gripping account, John F. Avedon draws on his work and travels with the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to bring us the riveting story of Tibet and its temporal and spiritual leader. Included is an extensive interview with the Dalai Lama, who speaks about the conditions in Tibet, the mind of a Buddha, and the events of his life. Rigorously researched, passionately written, the original edition of In Exile from the Land of Snows was instrumental in launching the modern Tibet movement when it was published in 1984. Now, some three decades later, Avedon’s testimony is more wrenching and relevant than ever.
John F. Avedon has written for The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Maclean’s, Parade, and other publications. He lives in New York City.
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Title:In Exile From The Land Of Snows: The Definitive Account Of The Dalai Lama And Tibet Since The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.98 × 5.21 × 1.05 inPublished:January 6, 2015Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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“A noble and eloquent book. . . . Indispensable reading.” —The Washington Post“No cultural and political saga of our time is more terrible, compelling, and inspiring. Avedon has thoroughly searched it out and presented it colorfully and with moral force.” —The Boston Globe“The biography of choice.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Awesome, passionately informed, totally engrossing.” —E. L. Doctorow“What Alexander Solzhenitsyn did for the Soviet Union, John F. Avedon does for Tibet.” —The Los Angeles Times “Marvelous, heartrending, and heartwarming.” —William Shawcross, author of Counting One’s Blessings and The Queen Mother “The detailed life stories Avedon recounts are nothing short of stunning.” —The Denver Post “Utterly engaging. There as passages dealing with India that will have you smelling the dust. This book deserves wide readership, the author our applause.” —The San Diego Tribune