LORD BADEN-POWELL OF THE BOY SCOUTS by Howard East
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LORD BADEN-POWELL OF THE BOY SCOUTS

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This is a biography that should not be confined to junior readers, for from the start the character and achievements of Baden-Powell capture the imagination of the reader, and the handling of the dramatic story is all that one could ask. I have been trying to put a finger on the adult life that appeared a year or so ago, but with no luck. So I cannot reenforce my memory of that as a biography that presented the facts and that seemed to drain them of the drama inherent in them. If Baden-Powell had died at sixty, he would have gone down as one of the most exciting characters in 19th century English history; a man whose career holds much of the glamor of a Lord Roberts or a Lawrence or an Allenby. Today, America knows him better for his share in the launching of the Boy Scout movement, and it is to this part of his life that the last few chapters of the book are devoted. A book which should be required reading for every scout, and which should prove no hardship to any boy who likes red-blooded adventure and a character who symbolizes all he admires. Fast has a sense of story, and at the same time a real appreciation of character.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1941
Publisher: Messner