What are the best Tibet related books?

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    #1Seven Years in Tibet

    Seven Years in Tibet
    Seven Years in Tibet is a memoir by Heinrich Harrer. It tells the story of the author's travels in 1943, when he escaped from a concentration camp in India and crossed the Himalayas to Tibet, where he became the Dalai Lama's tutor.
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    Madison Perry
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Nonfiction is a favorite reading subject of mine. Seven Years in Tibet sounds like an exciting and fascinating account."
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    #2Sky Burial

    Sky Burial

    Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet is a nonfiction Chinese book written by Xinran and translated by Julia Lovell and Esther Tyldesley. Sky Burial was published by Serambi.

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    Ryan Russell
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I like the way this book dives into Tibet and its culture. This is an indepth look at how the Tibet people handle death and mourning. I recommend this book for anyone curious about Tibetan culture."
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    #3Tintin in Tibet (The Adventures of Tintin)

    Tintin in Tibet (The Adventures of Tintin)

    Tintin in Tibet was written and illustrated by cartoonist Hergé in 1959. This fiction comic book is the 20th volume in Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin series. It is followed by The Castafiore Emerald.

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    Juan Meza
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A fun adventure for the whole family taking place in Tibet. It got me interested in reading more about Tibetan culture."
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    #4The Snow Leopard

    The Snow Leopard
    The Snow Leopard is an amazing book written by Peter Matthiessen that tells the journey of the author and the biologist George Schaller to the mountains of Nepal. It is a beautiful tale of self-discovery!


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    Dennis Robertson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Tibet and that area has always fascinated me. My brother took a trip there once and has told me nothing but great things about the place. I wanted to learn some more so I picked up this book by Peter Matthiessen. Wow! A great book, all about the Nepalese mountains and discovery! An excellent read, and sparked my interest in Tibet even more!"
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    #5Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air is Jon Krakauer's firsthand depiction of the May 1996 Mt. Everest disaster. With a balanced take on the characters and a colorful depiction of the weather that shaped the event, Krakauer won an Academy Award in Literature in 1999. 

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    Alfredo Téllez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I've been addicted to all Tibetan literature since coming across 7 Years in Tibet, while this book really is more about My Everest, I enjoyed it thoroughly due to my recent knowledge of the area."
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    #6The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama is a work of art by Demi which pays tribute to the Dalai Lama XIV's remarkable life. This includes a foreword by The Dalai Lama His Holiness. 

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    Phillip Miller
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This was a great book for teaching my daughter about the Dalai Lama. The illustrations were lively and grabbed her attention. The story is charming and heartwarming. My girl became so engaged and asked tons of questions about Tibet and its leader. This was great for teaching her about another culture!"
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    #7Across Many Mountains

    Across Many Mountains

    Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom is a non-fiction memoir written by Yangzom Brauen. It is about Kunsang and it is first published in 2009 by St. Martin's Press.

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    Katherine Stone
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "You should read Across Many Mountains if you are a history buff. It's a great read about real things that have happened in Tibet. It seems so far away to someone in America, but this book helps you get their perspective."
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    #8Lost Horizon

    Lost Horizon

    Lost Horizon is a classic historical fiction novel written by James Hilton. This book is about four people who were kidnapped and transported to Tibetan mountains. It is first published in 1933 and reprinted by Simon and Schuster in 1988. 

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    Keith Richards
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I loved Lost Horizon. I was at the edge of my seat the whole way through! I could read this over and over again. "
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    #9Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

    Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
    Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom is Slawomir Rawicz's book detailing his escape from a Siberian Gulag Camp along with six other prisoners in 1941, during the height of the German expansion in Russia in World War II.
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    Charles Gibson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom is a wonderful story about Tibet. Slawomir Rawicz's describtive style is memorable and really captures the wonder of Tibet. The historical components are also hard-hitting. Rawicz immersed me in Tibet's history during WWII and I couldn't help but be affected. Give this one a read."
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    #10Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama

    Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama

    Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama is an autobiography revealing the inner strength which allowed him to expertize both the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism and the Chinese Communism. 

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    Emma Newman
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is the story of The 14th Dalai Lama writed in his own words. From his childhood in Tibet to life in excile in India. his words are full of hope even when you'd think he'd be angry or down. His spirt is a testment to his faith and the pure virtures of Buddhism."

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Best What are the best Tibet related books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Seven Years in TibetBooks 25 Paid
2Sky BurialBooks 22 Paid
3Tintin in Tibet (The Adventures of Tintin)Books 22 Paid
4The Snow LeopardBooks 19 Paid
5Into Thin AirBooks 19 Paid
6The Dalai Lama: Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai LamaBooks 17 Paid
7Across Many MountainsBooks 16 Paid
8Lost HorizonBooks 14 Paid
9Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to FreedomBooks 12 Paid
10Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai LamaBooks 4 Paid
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