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Baden-Powell : Founder of the Boy Scouts.

Author: Tim Jeal
Publisher: Yale University Press, 2001.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Baron; Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Baron
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Jeal
ISBN: 1299284078 9781299284074 9780300186727 030018672X
OCLC Number: 842900393
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
PREFACE --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
ILLUSTRATIONS --
CHAPTER ONE: THAT WONDERFUL WOMAN --
CHAPTER TWO: SERVANT OF THE RAJ --
CHAPTER THREE : MEN'S MAN --
CHAPTER FOUR: IN THE BALANCE --
CHAPTER FIVE: THE COMING MAN --
CHAPTER SIX: THE HERO --
CHAPTER SEVEN: THE GENERAL --
CHAPTER EIGHT: HOME COMES THE HERO --
CHAPTER NINE: THE BOY MAN TAKES HIS BOW --
CHAPTER TEN: SCOUTING FOR BOYS --
CHAPTER ELEVEN: AN UNEXPECTED MARRIAGE --
CHAPTER TWELVE: 'THE BIGGEST EVENT IN OUR NATIONAL HISTORY' --
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: THE FAMILY MAN --
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: WHAT TO DO WITH THE GIRLS --
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: WIDER STILL AND WIDER --
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: THE SPIRIT VERSUS THE FORM --
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: STORMS AND SUNSHINE --
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: UNDER MOUNT KENYA --
CHAPTER NINETEEN: EPILOGUE --
APPENDIX I --
APPENDIX II --
APPENDIX III --
Manuscript Sources --
Published Sources --
NOTES --
INDEX.
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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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