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Hurd, Douglas 1930-

Overview
Works: 140 works in 312 publications in 7 languages and 4,812 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Political fiction  Biographies  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Honoree, Performer, Speaker
Classifications: PR6058.U7, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Douglas Hurd
The Arrow War: an Anglo-Chinese confusion, 1856-1860 by Douglas Hurd( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En underholdende og velskrevet beretning om den ejendommelige (krigs)periode i den engelsk-kinesiske handelshistorie, også kaldet flodbådkrigen
The smile on the face of the tiger by Douglas Hurd( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and French and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Peel : a biography by Douglas Hurd( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Described as one of the 19th century's most dynamic prime ministers, Robert Peel transformed Great Britain into a modern nation. He invented the police force, steered through legislation that allowed Catholics to sit in Parliament, reorganized the criminal justice system, and invented the Conservative Party as it exists today. Above all he tackled poverty by repealing the Corn Laws and, thanks to Peel, Britain chose free trade and opened the door for globalization. For all his achievements, however, Peel was not all politics: he built two great houses, filled them with famous paintings, and was devoted to his beautiful wife. Yet he was widely regarded as stiff and strange, with Queen Victoria describing him as "such a cold, odd man" while Disraeli attacked him for dishonesty. But when in 1850 he was carried home after a fall from his horse, crowds primarily composed of working people gathered outside his house to read the medical bulletins. When he died a few days later, factories closed, flags flew at half mast, and thousands contributed small sums to memorials in his honor. Like Peel, Douglas Hurd served as Home Secretary and lived through a time of conflict in the Conservative Party. With one eye on the present, Douglas Hurd charts Peel's life and work through the dramas of 19th century politics
The palace of enchantments by Douglas Hurd( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Send him victorious by Douglas Hurd( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choose your weapons : the British Foreign Secretary : 200 years of argument, success and failure by Douglas Hurd( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title discusses the great office of Foreign Secretary, its conflicts and its personalities from Napoleonic times to the post-war era
Truth game by Douglas Hurd( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for peace by Douglas Hurd( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Search for Peace is a major book on international affairs in the 20th century, written by one of diplomacy's most eminent practitioners, former Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd
The shape of ice by Douglas Hurd( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prime Minister Simon Russell's personal alarm clock is ticking away. Beyond No 10, prison riots, bombs in Ireland, corporate blackmail in China and civil unrest in Russia jostle for his attention. As the pressure builds, his judgement and his relationships become distorted
Image in the water by Douglas Hurd( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a narrow Labour Party victory that is dependent on Scottish Labour votes, the young, ambitious and right-wing Alcester sweeps in as Tory leader of the opposition. He has married the previous Prime Minister's daughter, and when their baby boy is kidnapped in mysterious circumstances it leads to an upsurge of support for the bright new Party leader
Disraeli : a biography by Douglas Hurd( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth II : the steadfast by Douglas Hurd( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth II's personality and influence remain elusive. This book, by a senior politician who has spent significant periods of time in her company, and is also a distinguished historian, portrays her more credibly
Disraeli, or the two lives by Douglas Hurd( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Disraeli was the most gifted parliamentarian of the nineteenth century. A superb orator, writer and wit, he twice rose to become Prime Minister, dazzling many with his famous epigrams along the way. But how much do we really know about the man behind the words? How did this bankrupt Jewish school dropout and trashy novelist reach the top of the Victorian Conservative Party? And why does his reputation continue to have such a hold over British politics today? In this engaging reassessment, Douglas Hurd and Edward Young explore the paradoxes at the centre of Disraeli's 'two lives': a dandy and gambler on the one hand, a devoted servant and favourite Prime Minister of the Queen on the other. A passionately ambitious politician, he intrigued and manoeuvred with unmatched skill to get to in his own words 'the top of the greasy pole', but he also developed a set of ideas to which he was devoted. His political achievements are never quite what they seem: he despised the idea of a more classless society, he never used the phrase 'One Nation', and although he passed the Second Reform Act he was no believer in democracy. By stripping away the many myths which surround his career, Douglas Hurd and Edward Young bring alive the true genius of Disraeli in this wonderfully entertaining exploration of his life
Ten minutes to turn the devil by Douglas Hurd( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Room for Diplomacy : Britain's diplomatic buildings overseas 1800-2000 by Mark Bertram( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vote to kill by Douglas Hurd( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Danish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotch on the rocks by Douglas Hurd( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to prisons and imprisonment by Nick Flynn( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This excellent addition to the Waterside Press Introductory Series includes easy to read chapters on: o The History of Imprisonment in England and Wales o Prison Conditions o The Prison Population; and o Prison Regimes from Reception to Discharge. Together with a wealth of other basic information about prisons and imprisonment. An ideal introduction for people wanting a general outline
An end to promises : sketch of a government, 1970-1974 by Douglas Hurd( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War without frontiers by Andrew Osmond( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in Dutch and English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een marxistische organisatie probeert een op handen zijnde fusie tussen de Britse en Italiaanse auto-industrie te voorkomen door de belangrijkste man in deze zaak, de voormalige Britse premier, te kidnappen
 
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Robert Peel : a biography
Alternative Names
Douglas Hurd britischer Politiker und Diplomat

Douglas Hurd British Conservative politician and novelist

Douglas Hurd Brits politicus

Douglas Hurd personnalité politique britannique

Douglas Hurd político británico

Douglas Hurd politico britannico

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道格拉斯·赫德

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Languages
English (157)

Spanish (6)

Dutch (3)

French (2)

German (1)

Chinese (1)

Danish (1)

Covers
The palace of enchantmentsChoose your weapons : the British Foreign Secretary : 200 years of argument, success and failureTruth gameThe search for peaceThe shape of iceImage in the waterTen minutes to turn the devilRoom for Diplomacy : Britain's diplomatic buildings overseas 1800-2000