Sir Robert Baden-Powell


Author: W. J. Batchelder
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3954548577
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W. J. Batchelder presents a detailed and extensive biography, dealing with the life and achievements of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement. Reprint of the 1913 edition.

Scouting for Boys

The Original 1908 Edition
Author: Robert Baden-Powell
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486318125
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 432
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This blueprint for the Boy Scout movement not only provides energetic tips on camping, tracking, and woodcraft, but offers proper Victorian-era advice on manners, self-discipline, and good citizenship. Includes the original illustrations.

Baden-Powell

Founder of the Boy Scouts
Author: Tim Jeal
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300125135
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 720
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R.S.S. 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. In this absorbing and humane account of Baden-Powell’s extraordinary life, Tim Jeal reveals for the first time the complex figure behind the saintly public mask, showing him to be a man of both dazzling talents and crippling secret fears. Reviews of the earlier edition: “Baden-Powell’s life story is as rich and engrossing as any of his memorable campfire yarns . . . a monumental biography.”—Zara Steiner, New York Times Book Review “In an age of good biographies, here is one that deserves to be called great . . . a magnificent book.”—Piers Brendon, Mail on Sunday “Jeal’s Baden-Powell is brave and self-seeking, devious and honorable, a domestic paragon whose repressed homosexuality fired his career, a soldier of genius who ultimately rejected militarism. . . . The story that Tim Jeal has to tell is epic, funny, and touching.”—Philip Oakes, New Statesman “Superb.”—Ian Buruma, New York Review of Books

Science and Religion

Baden Powell and the Anglican Debate, 1800-1860
Author: Pietro Corsi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521242455
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 346
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Science and Religion assesses the impact of social, political and intellectual change upon Anglican circles, with reference to Oxford University in the decades that followed the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. More particularly, the career of Baden Powell, father of the more famous founder of the Boy Scout movement, offers material for an important case-study in intellectual and political reorientation: his early militancy in right-wing Anglican movements slowly turned to a more tolerant attitude towards radical theological, philosophical and scientific trends. During the 1840s and 1850s, Baden Powell became a fearless proponent of new dialogues in transcendentalism in theology, positivism in philosophy, and pre-Darwinian evolutionary theories in biology. He was for instance the first prominent Anglican to express full support for Darwin's Origin of Species. Analysis of his many publications, and of his interaction with such contemporaries as Richard Whately, John Henry and Francis Newman, Robert Chambers, William Benjamin Carpenter, George Henry Lewes and George Eliot, reveals hitherto unnoticed dimensions of mid-nineteenth-century British intellectual and social life.

Aids To Scouting

for N.-C.O.s and Men
Author: Robert Baden-Powell
Publisher: Loose Cannon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 77
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In 1899 while serving in the 2nd Boer War, Robert Baden-Powell penned his sixth military book, Aids To Scouting. It was a non-typical training manual filled with personal stories of intrigue and even games. Its goal was to encourage the development of light reconnaissance scouting skills within the British Army. The book was well received by various armies of its time, including the French Army. His successful defense of Mafeking (1899-1900) in South Africa made Baden-Powell a well-known national hero in Britain. But what completely surprised Baden-Powell was that his book was eagerly taken up by teachers and youth groups to help organize outdoor activities and sport. He eventually embraced the idea of adapting his work into a new youth-oriented book, Scouting for Boys (1908) which went on to sell approx. 150 million copies to date. It was that follow-on book that firmly launched the international Boy Scouts movement. Aids to Scouting contains sections on the characters of a scout, as well as practical advice on observation, stealth/camouflage, map reading, sketching, tracking, reporting and care of horses. It presents these topics is a simple conversational style that makes it easy to read, and is illustrated with personal anecdotes of military adventures by the author. It gives scholars clear insights into his mindset and beliefs that served him well in the siege of Mafeking and shows a clear lineage to the formation of the tenets of his formation of the Boy Scouts. Anyone interested in the history of Boy Scouting will definitely want to read this interesting and formative book. (NOTE - Appendix C contents is missing in this Kindle version - but we hope to update the ebook with it once a suitable facsimile can be referenced).

Robert Baden-Powell

The Man Who Created the International Scouting Movement That Gives Young People Opportunities to Excel
Author: Julia Courtney
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub
ISBN: 9780836802146
Category: Social Science
Page: 68
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Examines the lifetime achievements of the man who founded the Boy Scout movement in Great Britain and saw it expand all over the world.

Baden-Powell

A Biography of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, O.M., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.C.B.
Author: Ernest Edwin Reynolds
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Boy Scouts
Page: 283
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My Adventures as a Spy


Author: Robert Baden-Powell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486320456
Category: History
Page: 96
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This charming volume for younger readers, written during World War I by a British military hero, relates the basics of espionage — including disguise, passing messages, creating diversions, and other maneuvers.

Baden-Powell - The Hero of Mafeking


Author: W. Francis Aitken
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1908902795
Category: History
Page: 98
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Baron Baden-Powell is nowadays remembered best for his work as the founder of the Scouting Movement which has gone on to become a world-wide success; however his initial reputation rested on his military career centred on the Boer War. Colonel Baden-Powell, as he then was, commanded at Mafeking and was charged with its defence no matter the odds. At his command he had few resources, even fewer men and slim prospects of holding out against overwhelming odds. What this book tells, with great gusto, is the miracle that Baden-Powell contrived to bring about by successfully defending Mafeking for seven months. His tactics were often unconventional but very effective in keeping up both the spirits of the townspeople and the Boers at bay. He set an example of sang-froid that was instrumental in ensuring the troops under his command did not give in to the fears of the odds facing them. The following anecdote is characteristic of him: “Soon after the redoubtable Cronje [The Boer General] took command of the Boer forces, he forwarded a demand for surrender, to avoid further bloodshed, to which the reply [Baden-Powell’s] was, "When will the bloodshed begin?"” Highly recommended. Author — W. Francis Aitken Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1900, London, by S W Partridge & Co. Original Page Count – 175 pages. Illustrations — 1 Portrait.

The Story of Baden-Powell 'The Wolf That Never Sleeps'


Author: Harold Begbie
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3847208438
Category: Fiction
Page: 129
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Legacy of Lord Baden-Powell

Young Men of Honor Series Book #1
Author: Eleanor Clark
Publisher: WinePress Publishing
ISBN: 157921987X
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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During a fast-paced week of activities, Boy Scouts work for merit badges, horseback ride, swim, and hike, and even play pranks. A young teen learns about Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the scouting movement, from a special guest who visits the camp in honor of the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary.

Playing the Game

A Baden-Powell Compendium
Author: Robert Baden-Powell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330538284
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Drawing on Baden-Powell's extensive archive, Playing the Game is a rich and evocative selection of his writings, on peace - a major theme throughout his career and the theme of the 2007 centenary celebrations, on his own life, from his wonderfull idiosyncratic anecdotal autobiography and includes a healthy sprinkling of some of BP's more memorable aphorisms, such as ‘I don’t mind confessing I have a weakness for hippos' and 'The man who holds the average boy’s attention for more than seven minutes is a genius', not to mention 'Knowledge without character is mere pie-crust'. Imbued with a strong sense of the splendour and the old-school Empire feel of Baden-Powell’s work, Playing the Game offers a dazzling window into a world that’s gone, but whose legacy remains alive, not least in the 28 million members of the Scouts Association

My Adventures as a Spy


Author: Lieut -Gen Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781406504293
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 108
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Large Format for easy reading. By the soldier, writer and founder of the world Scouting movement. Recounts Baden-Powell's experiences in espionage during his military career, and talks about 'the sport of spying'. Details some of his adventures scouting out military emplacements in foreign countries, establishing a cover and collecting information. Also details the different types of spies. Baden-Powell shows that spying is a craft that can be learned, but also requires a certain intelligence and ability to swiftly improvise and adapt to situations in the field. The book acts as a great introduction to the field-craft of being a spy. Illustrated with the author's own sketches.

Young Knights of the Empire


Author: Robert Baden-Powell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781406800418
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 148
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First published in 1917 by the author of "Scouting for Boys."