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Curzon: Imperial Statesman

Gilmour, David

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ISBN 10: 0374133565 / ISBN 13: 9780374133566
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, U.S.A., 2003
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Crisp, beautiful book with no tears or chips, no bumps to baords, no names or writing and no price-clip. Pages and page edges pristine. Jacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Photo illustrated. A biography of the controversial Lord Curzon from the heyday of his country's empire in India through the traumatic years following WWI. 684 pages including extensive index. Originally published in England in 1994. Bookseller Inventory # 27197TB

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Title: Curzon: Imperial Statesman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American Edition

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“A Superb New Biography . . . A Tragic Story, Brilliantly Told.” —Andrew Roberts, Literary Review

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—with a new foreword by the author—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 emerges as a complex, tragic figure, a gifted leader who saw his imperial world overshadowed at the dawn of democracy.

About the Author:

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

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