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Seven Years in Tibet

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ISBN13: 9780874778885
ISBN10: 0874778883
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In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British authorities. After several attempts, he escaped and crossed the rugged, frozen Himalayas, surviving by duping government officials and depending on the generosity of villagers for food and shelter. Harrer finally reached his ultimate destination-the Forbidden City of Lhasa-without money, or permission to be in Tibet. But Tibetan hospitality and his own curious appearance worked in Harrer?s favor, allowing him unprecedented acceptance among the upper classes. His intelligence and European ways also intrigued the young Dalai Lama, and Harrer soon became His Holiness?s tutor and trusted confidant. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950, Harrer and the Dalai Lama fled the country together. This timeless story illuminates Eastern culture, as well as the childhood of His Holiness and the current plight of Tibetans. It is a must-read for lovers of travel, adventure, history, and culture. A motion picture, under the direction of Jean-Jacques Annaud, will feature Brad Pitt in the lead role of Heinrich Harrer.

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"Seven Years in Tibet" is the extraordinary true story of how a young Austrian adventurer became tutor and friend to the Dalai Lama. This timeless story illuminates Eastern culture, as well as the childhood of His Holiness and the current plight of Tibetans. A major motion picture will feature Brad Pitt in the lead role of Heinrich Harrer. photos.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Preface

1. Internment

2. Escape

3. Into Tibet

4. The Village of Happiness

5. On the Move

6. The Worst Trek of All

7. The Forbidden City

8. Calm Waters

9. Asylum Granted

10. Life in Lhasa - I

11. Life in Lhasa - II

12. An Attempted Coup d'Etat

13. Commissions from the Government

14. Tibet Prepares for Trouble

15. Tutor to the Dalai Lama

16. Tibet Is Invaded

17. I Leave Tibet

Epilogue: 1996

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petersonjenni, February 21, 2008 (view all comments by petersonjenni)
Seven Years in Tibet is the fascinating story of Heinrich Harrer's journey into Tibet and subsequent meeting of the Dahli Lama.
I love Harrer's writing style. Reading it, I almost felt as though I was there with him in the mountains. It is a beautiful insight into pre invasion Tibet.
And don't forget to check out "The White Spider" also by Harrer, which is about the Eiger in the Swiss Alps. Harrer was part of the first group to summit the north face of this mountain in 1938.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780874778885
Foreword:
Dalai Lama
Foreword:
Dalai Lama
Foreword by:
Dalai Lama
Foreword:
Dalai Lama
Author:
Harrer, Heinrich
Author:
Harr, E. R.
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
China
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Tibet
Subject:
Tibet (china)
Subject:
Tibet (China) Description and travel.
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Harrer, Heinrich
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
150-101-686
Publication Date:
19970825
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.40x5.48x.94 in. .83 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , "Seven Years in Tibet" is the extraordinary true story of how a young Austrian adventurer became tutor and friend to the Dalai Lama. This timeless story illuminates Eastern culture, as well as the childhood of His Holiness and the current plight of Tibetans. A major motion picture will feature Brad Pitt in the lead role of Heinrich Harrer. photos.
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