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Curzon: Imperial Statesman
Curzon: Imperial Statesman by David Gilmour 0374133565 9780374133566
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Curzon: Imperial Statesman by David Gilmour

A Superb New Biography . . . A Tragic Story, Brilliantly Told. Andrew Roberts,Literary Review George Nathaniel Curzons controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of his countrys empire to the traumatized years following World War I. As viceroy of India under Queen Victoria and foreign secretary under King George V, the obsessive Lord Curzon left his unmistakable mark on the era. David Gilmours award-winning bookwith a new foreword by the authoris a brilliant assessment of Curzons character and achievements, offering a richly dramatic account of the infamous long vendettas, the turbulent friendships, and the passionate, risky love affairs that complicated and enriched his life. Born into the ruling class of what was then the worlds greatest power, Curzon was a fervent believer in British imperialism who spent his life proving he was fit for the task. Often seen as arrogant and tempestuous, he was loathed as much as he was adored, his work disparaged as much as it was admired. In Gilmours well-rounded appraisal, Curzon emerges as a complex, tragic figure, a gifted leader who saw his imperial world overshadowed at the dawn of democracy.

Author: David Gilmour

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 728

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2003-06-11

Our Price: $11.99

ISBN: 0374133565

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