Tim Jeal Baden-Powell

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Baden-Powell

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9780091706708: Baden-Powell

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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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

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Selected as one of the best books of 1989 by the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post Book Review

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Published by Hutchinson (1989)
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