The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life

Alexander Norman (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$30.00  $27.60
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
February 25, 2020
Pages
432
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 1.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544416581

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About the Author

ALEXANDER NORMAN has collaborated with the Dalai Lama on several of his best-selling books, including Freedom in Exile and Beyond Religion. He is the author of a critically acclaimed history of the Dalai Lamas, Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama: The Untold Story of the Holy Men Who Shaped Tibet, From Pre-History to the Present Day.

Reviews

Editor's Choice, The New York Times Bestsellers List for 3.29

"Impressive in its clarity...this biography [is] the most detailed and accurate to date...the book, written in an engaging prose, ends with an insightful prediction of the legacy of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, and a cleareyed assessment of the challenges that the fifteenth will face."
--New York Times Book Review

"The subtitle of Mr. Norman's book, 'An Extraordinary Life, ' is an understatement...Mr. Norman knows the Dalai Lama better than most, having helped him to write his autobiography. His new book is rich...with detail; his supple prose, often beautiful, is as adept at explaining Tibet's theology as it is at describing its spiritual world...Mr. Norman's book, while respectful, is not adoring: He doesn't flinch from offering examples of his subject's behavior that are awkward."
--Wall Street Journal

"This is the first authoritative biography of the Dalai Lama, and his life story reads like an adventure! Travel with him ... An amazing read!"
--Buzzfeed

"Alexander Norman's book is a revelation, placing the Dalai Lama in a vividly-told historical context while giving the reader an intimate glimpse of the man himself."
--Jim Kelly, Air Mail

"Alexander Norman is uniquely qualified among western observers to deliver a definitive account of one of the most remarkable lives of the past century. His thoughtful and insightful biography is unlikely to be surpassed any time soon."
--Dr. Solomon George FitzHerbert, Departmental Lecturer in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, University of Oxford

"A compelling portrait . . . definitive book, which is sure to attract anyone seeking more insight into this enduring leader."
--Library Journal

"A thorough catalogue of the Dalai Lama's thinking and worldview . . . anyone interested in the Dalai Lama's spiritual influence will enjoy this insider biography."
--Publishers Weekly

"[Norman] brings well-grounded authority to his portrayal of a figure revered throughout the world for his joyfulness, generosity, and compassion . . . a sturdy, comprehensive look at the Dalai Lama and his tumultuous world."
--Kirkus Reviews