Friday, July 29, 2011

Escape from the Land of Snows by Stephan Talty

If you love 1950s history, we highly recommend Escape from the Land of Snows: The Young Dalai Lama's Harrowing Flight to Freedom and the Making of a Spiritual Hero.  It also explains at a basic level Tibetan Buddhism and the spiritual and political position of the Dalai Lama.  The author interviews most of the key people involved and brings this part of history to life.  This book will appeal to readers that enjoy espionage/thrillers and those seeking religious and spiritual reading.  Those genres do not combine very often!  This is a great book about an incredible person.