Escape from the Land of Snows: The Young Dalai Lama's by Stephan Talty

By Stephan Talty

Drawing from written eyewitness money owed and interviews with survivors, Talty (The Illustrious useless) describes the occasions in 1959 that irrevocably altered the way forward for Tibet. He skillfully strikes among protests in Lhasa and the Dalai Lama's get away towards the border, tracing tales of the numerous humans concerned. including complexity to this narrative are information about CIA aid of Tibetans scuffling with opposed to the chinese language regime, the U.S. function in securing permission for the Dalai Lama's access into India, and the global media frenzy that formed the public's perceptions of Tibet. Witness reviews comprise these of the Dalai Lama's mom and brothers, rebels and refugees, contributors of the CIA's Tibetan job strength, and previous prisoners of the chinese language. From those a number of voices the writer has woven a bright photograph of a deadly trip and a rustic in situation. The accompanying research offers context for the complex occasions that modified the younger chief right into a "movable Tibet," and an remoted mountain society into a world reason and "a position of the mind."

About the Author

Stephan Talty is a generally released journalist who has contributed to the recent York instances journal, GQ, Men’s magazine, day trip big apple, info, and lots of different guides. he's the writer of the bestselling Empire of Blue Water, The Illustrious lifeless, and Mulatto the United States.

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I take a plane to see my father On his death-bed and up there in the clouds, in a raging storm, I overhear two men behind me discussing how to put over a big deal, the big deal involving paper boxes; no less. The stewardess, who has been trained to behave like a mother, a nurse, a mistress, a cook, a drudge, never to look untidy, never to lose her Marcel wave, never to show a sign of fatigue or disappointment or chagrin or loneliness, the stewardess puts her lily-white hand on the brow of one of the paper-box salesmen and in the voice of a ministering angel, says: "Do you feel tired this evening?

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She had found God, no doubt, up there in Nigger Heaven. If she was thinking of something else I couldn't tell it. She looked positively ecstatic. No heat, no gas, no water; the windows shattered, the mice making merry. the garbage lying in the gutter. She beckoned to us as though to say: "Come! I am the light of the world! " We got into the car, rode a few blocks and got out to visit another shell crater. The street was deserted except for some chickens grubbing for food between the s1ats of a crumbling piazza.

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