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by Tim Jeal
Jeal's discussion of the Seige of Mafeking is nuanced
Jeal's discussion of the Seige of Mafeking is nuanced. His treatment of Baden-Powell is obviously sympathetic, yet he also wants to show BP "warts and al. Jeal digs into the letters and diaries of not only Baden-Powell and his family, but even BP's officers and their families. As the book goes on, he relies more and more on interviews with people who were there, which gives the text a ring of authenticity that I did not find in other BP biographies.
Founder of the international Scouting Movement; writer; artist. Baden-Powell was the garrison commander during the subsequent Siege of Mafeking, which lasted 217 days. Although Baden-Powell could have destroyed his stores and had sufficient forces to break out throughout much of the siege, especially since the Boers lacked adequate artillery to shell the town or its forces, he remained in the town to the point of his intended mounted soldiers eating their horses. from the portico of the White House: Baden-Powell, President Taft, British ambassador Bryce (1912).
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.
Redirected from Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts (book)). Baden-Powell is a 1989 biography of Robert Baden-Powell by Tim Jeal.
The Boy Scouts’ unregenerate straights-only status is especially poignant .
The Boy Scouts’ unregenerate straights-only status is especially poignant, given that the organization’s founder was probably a gay man himself. Baden-Powell, the author of the hugely popular and influential Scouting for Boys (1908), inspired a national cult of manliness even as he entertained serious worry about his own sexuality. Indeed they are, as a perusal of Tim Jeal’s superb and definitive 1989 biography of the hero, The Boy-Man, will show.
Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts, by Tim Jeal (1989).
In 1937 Baden-Powell resigned from Scouting. His birthday continues to be marked in the movement as Founders Day. Two years later he and Olave moved to Nyeri, Kenya, to a cottage on the grounds of a hotel owned by Eric Sherbrooke Walker, who had been Baden-Powell’s first secretary. There are several Biographies of Baden-Powell, including: Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts, by Tim Jeal (1989). The Character Factory: Baden-Powell and the Origins of the Boy Scout Movement, by Michael Rosenthal (1986).
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