A work of monumental importance and a crucial addition to our understanding of a country with one of the world's richest backgrounds. Over the course of three years, journalist Thomas Laird spent more than sixty hours with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in candid, one-on-one interviews addressing His Holiness's beliefs on history, science, reincarnation, and his lifelong study of Buddhism. Laird brings his meetings with His Holiness to life in a rich, historical narrative that outlines the essence of thousands of years of civilization, myth, and spirituality ..... With so much of Tibetan identity based on oral history, The Story of Tibet is His Holiness's personal look at his country's past, and also a summation of a life's work as the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people.
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"Throughout, Laird's colorful and lively writing brings to life thousands of years of Tibetan history, inviting the reader on his journey to a strange and wonderful land." - PW.
"An initially rickety narrative about the exiled Dalai Lama's homeland recovers to stand solidly in favor of Tibet's independence from China." - Kirkus.
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