David Gilmour's Curzon: Imperial Statesman PDF

By David Gilmour

ISBN-10: 0374133565

ISBN-13: 9780374133566

ISBN-10: 0374530246

ISBN-13: 9780374530242

"A impressive New Biography . . . a sad tale, Brilliantly Told." —Andrew Roberts, Literary Review

George Nathaniel Curzon's debatable lifestyles in public carrier stretched from the excessive midday of his country's empire to the traumatized years following global battle I. As viceroy of India less than Queen Victoria and international secretary lower than King George V, the obsessive Lord Curzon left his unmistakable mark at the period. David Gilmour's award-winning book—with a brand new foreword via the author—is a super evaluation of Curzon's personality and achievements, delivering a richly dramatic account of the notorious lengthy vendettas, the turbulent friendships, and the passionate, dicy amorous affairs that advanced and enriched his life.

Born into the ruling category of what was once then the world's maximum strength, Curzon used to be a fervent believer in British imperialism who spent his lifestyles proving he used to be healthy for the duty. usually visible as smug and tempestuous, he used to be loathed up to he was once loved, his paintings disparaged up to it used to be famous. In Gilmour's well-rounded appraisal, Curzon emerges as a fancy, tragic determine, a talented chief who observed his imperial global overshadowed on the sunrise of democracy.

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