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Hurd, Douglas 1930-

Overview
Works: 163 works in 344 publications in 3 languages and 5,265 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Political fiction  Biographies  Trials, litigation, etc  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Honoree, Performer, wpr, Speaker
Classifications: PR6058.U7, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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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 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the morning of October 8, 1856, a small vessel flying the British flag under charter, with a Chinese crew, was seized by the Chinese. The relatively minor incident was to trigger an imperialistic war that lasted four years and involved full-scale intervention by the european powers. One of its memoral incidents was the historic looting and burning of the incredibly beautiful Summer Palace, actually a compound of two hundred buildings extending over eighty square miles--pavilions roofed with gold, filled with silks, jade, and objets d'art of great worth."--Publisher's description
Introduction to prisons and imprisonment by Nick Flynn( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 592 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
Bow Street beak by Ronald Bartle( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The smile on the face of the tiger by Douglas Hurd( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Peel : a biography by Douglas Hurd( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Peel's legacy still influences the British way of life. As Home Secretary he created the modern police force, which became known colloquially as the Peelers or the Bobbies. His Tamworth manifesto is seen as the basis of enlightened Conservatism. He also introduced income tax (seven odd pence in the pound) and is remembered, too, for the repeal of the Corn Laws, an issue as divisive as Europe was to be a century and a half later. As a former Cabinet Minister under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, Douglas Hurd is ideally placed to write about Peel, having a unique understanding among his biographers from his own time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary
The palace of enchantments by Douglas Hurd( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Send him victorious by Douglas Hurd( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As political upheaval from Britain's new ultra-right-wing government throws the nation into chaos the King of England is called upon to help rally his people, but he disappears before he can address the nation
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 held by 213 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 )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for peace by Douglas Hurd( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 162 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 )

7 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 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a heart attack brings Simon Russell's premiership to an abrupt and unexpected close, the Tory Party is thrown into disarray. Not only was Russell immensely well liked, but his successor is far from obvious: Roger Courtauld, the Home Secretary, feels it should be him; Joan Freetown, Chancellor of the Exchequer, reckons the job is hers; Peter Makewell, Russell's Foreign Secretary and acting Prime Minister, doesn't mind who it is as long as it isn't him." "But Tory leadership elections have a habit of throwing up an unexpected victor, and this contest is no exception. Joan Freetown looks to be winning, thanks to a ruthless campaign orchestrated by the scheming, ambitious David Alcester, and scurrilous tabloid the Thunder digging up dirt from Courtauld's past. But Conservatives never like newspapers telling them what to do, and rather than accept Freetown's inevitable ascension, Makewell is persuaded to stay on." "Alcester's ambition is anything but dimmed by defeat: he only ever saw supporting Freetown as a stepping-stone towards his own success anyway. It isn't long before he himself is Chancellor, and following an election defeat, Leader of the Opposition. His New England movement is rabidly anti-European, but is saving its main ammunition for the Scots: Alcester would be happy to see the back of them, a policy which is bringing him into the strangest of alliances."--BOOK JACKET
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 )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 121 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 107 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 89 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 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vote to kill by Douglas Hurd( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Danish and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotch on the rocks by Douglas Hurd( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An end to promises : sketch of a government, 1970-1974 by Douglas Hurd( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Robert Peel : a biography
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Robert Peel : a biographyThe 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 devil
Alternative Names
Douglas Hurd britischer Politiker und Diplomat

Douglas Hurd British Conservative politician and novelist

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Languages
English (166)

Chinese (1)

Danish (1)