Curzon by David Gilmour
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Imperial Statesman

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Curzon by David Gilmour

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"Elegant biography . . . a fast-moving, entertaining, and finely written story." --Simon Schama, " The New Yorker"George Nathaniel Curzon's controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of his country's 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 Gilmour's award-winning book is a brilliant assessment of Curzon's 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 world's 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 Gilmour's well-rounded appraisal, Curzon is seen as a complex, tragic figure, a gifted leader who saw his imperial world overshadowed at the dawn of democracy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374530242
ISBN-10: 0374530246
Format: Paperback
(213mm x 140mm x 48mm)
Pages: 684
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Gilmour

David Gilmour is the author of many works of literary and political history, including "The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling" (FSG, 2002) and "The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe di Lampedusa." He lives in Edinburgh.

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