• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts (Paperback)
  • Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts (Paperback)
zoom

Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts (Paperback)

(author)
£16.99
Paperback 720 Pages / Published: 23/02/2007
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
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

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300125139
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 197 x 127 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Husband Hunters
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Spy Named Orphan
Added to basket
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Romanovs
Added to basket
The Operator
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Things Can Only Get Worse?
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Darkest Hour
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
M
Added to basket
M
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
Added to basket
My Life, Our Times
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Wind in My Hair
Added to basket
A Certain Idea of France
Added to basket
Votes For Women!
Added to basket
£7.99
Hardback
Jane Austen at Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.