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Seven Years In Tibet

Author : Heinrich Harrer
ISBN : 1101135565
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British authorities. After several attempts, he escaped and crossed the rugged, frozen Himalayas, surviving by duping government officials and depending on the generosity of villagers for food and shelter.Harrer finally reached his ultimate destination-the Forbidden City of Lhasa-without money, or permission to be in Tibet. But Tibetan hospitality and his own curious appearance worked in Harrer?s favor, allowing him unprecedented acceptance among the upper classes. His intelligence and European ways also intrigued the young Dalai Lama, and Harrer soon became His Holiness?s tutor and trusted confidant. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950, Harrer and the Dalai Lama fled the country together. This timeless story illuminates Eastern culture, as well as the childhood of His Holiness and the current plight of Tibetans. It is a must-read for lovers of travel, adventure, history, and culture. A motion picture, under the direction of Jean-Jacques Annaud, will feature Brad Pitt in the lead role of Heinrich Harrer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Return To Tibet

Author : Heinrich Harrer
ISBN : 0753808048
Genre : Tibet (China)
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Heinrich Harrer returns to Tibet - thirty years after the visit described in his bestselling SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET. SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET told of an idyllic life on the 'rooftop of the world', before Harrer was forced to flee from the invading Chinese armies. Thirty years later, he returns to describe how the Chinese have attempted to destroy this ancient civilisation. Meeting old Tibetan acquaintances, including the Dalai Lama now living in exile in northern India, Harrer examines the current thaw in Peking's relations with this isolated and mysterious country. In its vivid evocation of Tibet, past and present, Return to Tibet provides a fascinating insight into the durability of this profoundly spiritual culture.
Category: Tibet (China)

Beyond Seven Years In Tibet

Author : Heinrich Harrer
ISBN : 1921196009
Genre : Explorers
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In his dramatic autobiography, Heinrich Harrer brings to life all of his adventures, from the early days of climbing in the Alps, through his time in Tibet, to his later experiences including exploring the Congo with the King of Belgium and travels to remote parts of Asia, South America and Africa.
Category: Explorers

Peter Aufschnaiter S Eight Years In Tibet

Author : Peter Aufschnaiter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114354470
Genre : History
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This is a highly illustrated, personal account of Peter Aufschnaiter's eight-year sojourn in Tibet. It is also a sensitive record of the Tibetans and their way of life and ends of the eve of the Chinese invasion that was to wreak such irreversible damage to this unique culture. This is a highly illustrated, personal account of Peter Aufschnaiter's eight-year sojourn in Tibet, characterized by his empathy for and understanding of Tibetan culture and enriched by his photographs and sketches. The text is a sensitive record of the Tibetans and their way of life and ends of the
Category: History

Freedom In Exile

Author : Dalai Lama
ISBN : 9780060987015
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this astonishingly frank autobiography, the Dalai Lama reveals the remarkable inner strength that allowed him to master both the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism and the brutal realities of Chinese Communism.
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Lost Lhasa

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ISBN : NWU:35556035324680
Genre : Photography
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Offers a record of life in Lhasa before Communism, detailing the author's experiences and encounters
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Tibet Is My Country

Author : Thubten Jigme Norbu
ISBN : 0861710452
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Dalai Lama's brother recalls the details of his life: his childhood, his recognition as a reincarnated lama, the story of his brother, and the exile of thousands of Tibetans from their homeland.
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In The Shadow Of The Buddha

Author : Matteo Pistono
ISBN : 9781101475485
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Spiritual biography meets edge-of-your-seat undercover reporting: how an American Buddhist smuggled out hard evidence of abuse and torture in Tibet. For nearly a decade, Matteo Pistono smuggled out of Tibet evidence of atrocities by the Chinese government, showing it to the U.S. government, human rights organizations, and anyone who would listen. Yet Pistono did not originally intend to fight for social justice in Tibet-he had gone there as a Buddhist pilgrim. Disillusioned by a career in American politics, he had gone to the Himalayas looking for a simpler way of life. After encountering Buddhism in Nepal, Pistono's quest led him to Tibet and to a meditation master whose spiritual brother is Sogyal Rinpoche, bestselling author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Pistono not only became the master's student but also couriered messages to him in Tibet from the Dalai Lama in India. This began an extraordinary, and ultimately vital, adventure. In the Shadow of the Buddha is a book about Tibet through the eyes of a devotee-a stranger hiding in plain sight. It's about how a culture's rich spiritual past is slipping away against the force of a tyrannical future. It's about how Tibetans live today, and the tenacity of their faith in the future in spite of dire repression and abuse. It's also about Pistono's own journey from being a frustrated political activist to becoming a practicing Buddhist mystic, a man who traveled thousands of miles and risked his own life to pursue freedom and peace. Watch a Video
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Trekking Tibet

Author : Gary McCue
ISBN : 1594854114
Genre : Travel
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* Thoroughly revised and updated new edition * Features one of the most detailed histories of Tibetan culture and geography available for travelers * Includes a new trekking route over a glaciated 19,300-foot pass used by H einrich H arrer, author of Seven Years in Tibet In the new edition of this indispensible trekking guide to Tibet, travelers will learn the necessities of pre-trip planning and how to seek out the most rewarding treks in a region of the world few get to visit. New features of the 3rd edition include: > Expanded section on East Tibet > New five-day trek in the popular Lhasa region of the pilgrimage circuit of Lhamo Latsho > New trek route over a pass used by G eorge Mallory in 1921 on his first reconnaissance of Everest > New two-day trek in the Shishapangma region > Four new treks in the Mount Kailash region
Category: Travel

In Exile From The Land Of Snows

Author : John F. Avedon
ISBN : 9780804173377
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now considered a classic, this is an eloquent and compellingly told account of the Dalai Lama's exile from Tibet after its conquest by China.
Category: Biography & Autobiography