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Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This popular biography series was designed for the young reader. Lots of photographs add to the appeal of these clearly written, factual stories featuring well-known people, along with an easy-to-read typeface and helpful time line. Each book includes an index.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Children's Press(CT) (first published November 1989)
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Robert Baden-Powell was a pretty interesting person. I started reading "Two Lives of a Hero" which is the very long "official" biography, but it was a little two long and detailed for me (I mean, really-- who cares what he was wearing in this place or that place?) So I picked up this short and sweet biography and just read the highlights. Maybe I'll revisit the longer book some day...when I have lots of extra time and nothing else to read...
Although this book does a great job of explaining Powell's life and times, it seems to paint the man as perfect who made no mistakes and was a idol to all. We need to remember that this is a man who thought Hitler's book was a perfect read and admired the man. I don't enjoy books that seem to miss reminding the reader that the focus also made mistakes and should be remembered as a real person, not a idol.
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