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Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama (World Leaders Past & Present) Paperback – January, 1990
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5 Up-- A biography that emphasizes the public rather than the private life of the exiled head of Tibet, ending in 1989 before he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Friese opens with an intriguing account of how a two-year-old peasant boy came to be named the fourteenth reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. He then explains the extraordinary role Buddhism has played in Tibet and describes the unique education Tenzin Gyatso received in order to rule. An outline of China's longstanding involvement in Tibet, the suffering of the Tibetan people under Chinese rule, and the efforts of the Dalai Lama to keep his country's culture and cause alive while living in exile are all presented. The text makes it clear that Western powers, anxious not to offend China, have tended to ignore Tibet's plight. A minor error appears: the Dalai Lama was five years old in 1940, not seven. The black-and-white photographs with informative captions, quotes that dot the margins, a bibliography, a chronology, and an index all add to the book's usefulness. Since little else is available on the Dalai Lama, most libraries will want to purchase this fascinating look at a little-known land and its leader. --Ellen D. Warwick, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.