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  • Published: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141990866
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704
  • RRP: $35.00
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Curzon

Imperial Statesman




A masterly biography, as yet unsurpassed, of one of the most talented, colourful and controversial of British statesmen.

George Nathaniel Curzon's controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of the British Empire to the traumatized years following the First World War. As Viceroy of India under Queen Victoria and Foreign Secretary under George V, the obsessive Lord Curzon left his unmistakable mark on the era. David Gilmour's lucid and elegant biography is a brilliant assessment of Curzon's character and achievements, offering a rich and dramatic account of the infamous vendettas, the turbulent friendships, and the passionate, reckless love affairs that complicated and enriched his life.

  • Published: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141990866
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704
  • RRP: $35.00
Categories:

About the author

David Gilmour

David Gilmour's books include the prize-winning biographies, Curzon and The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe di Lampedusa. He is also the author of Cities of Spain, The Hungry Generations and several works on the politics of Spain and the Middle East. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a former Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, he is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.

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