The Autobiography Of The Dalai Lama
|Publisher||Collins Cornelia & Michael Bessie Book|
Collins Cornelia & Michael Bessie Book, 1990. FIRST EDITION. Wine Boards with Black Spine, gilt lettering, Very good condition, like new. DJ clean & bright. Autobiography illustrated with black and white photos. Among world leaders there is no one like His Holiness the Dalai Lama, religious and secular head of Tibet and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. The Dalai Lama describes his unusual childhood. At the age of two he was recognized through the traditional process of discovery to be the 14th reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, taken from his parents and brought up in Lhasa according to a monastic regimen of rigorous austerity and in almost total isolation. At 15, with his country under threat from the newly Communist China, he was invested with full powers as head of state of Tibet, a country the size of western Europe. In 1959 he was forced into exile followed by 100000 destitute followers. This and the rest of his story is told here by the Dalai Lama himself. 288 pages with index.