Freedom In Exile: The Autobiography Of The Dalai Lama

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Freedom In Exile: The Autobiography Of The Dalai Lama

HarperCollins, 1990
288 pp. $22.95

A wonderfully entertaining and fascinating book by the exiled leader of Tibet and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. In an unassuming and down-to-earth style, he writes about what it means to be the living reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, the religious and secular head of Tibet. Besides the amusing stories of his childhood and upbringing in Lhasa, he discusses the 1959 Chinese invasion of Tibet and the years he has spent since then caring for his fellow Tibetan refugees and promoting world peace through his policy of nonviolence. One comes away from this book with tremendous respect and admiration for this compassionate man and spiritual leader.

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