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Thu Oct 16 17:54:43 2014 UTClccn-n852294190.13Dreams of Italy : Italians and their diversities from the Romans to the present /0.300.93Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa : a biography through images /270898498n 852294191429883Gilmour, DavidGilmour, David RobertGilmour, David Robert 1952-Ġīlmūr, Dāfīd 1952-ديفيد جيلمور، 1952-غيلمور، دافيدギルモア, Dlccn-n79103792Kipling, Rudyard1865-1936lccn-n50049833Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe1896-1957lccn-n50019619Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel CurzonMarquess1859-1925lccn-n83042515Cobb, Richard1917-lccn-nr96034814Colquhoun, Archibaldtrllccn-n78095494Stendhal1783-1842lccn-n82099501Waldman, Guidolccn-n83014172Lanza Tomasi, Gioacchinolccn-nr90015133Polo, Nicolettaviaf-14414385Seuß, RitatrlGilmour, David1952-HistoryBiographyLocal historyCriticism, interpretation, etcFictionPictorial worksPolitical scienceIndiaAuthors, EnglishKipling, Rudyard,Imperialism in literatureSpainTomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe,CivilizationItalyLebanonCurzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel Curzon,--Marquess,ViceroysFranceManagementStatesmenGreat BritainCabinet officersBritishAuthors, ItalianTravelRevolution (France : 1789-1799)Social historyManners and customsCities and townsPalestinian ArabsArab-Israeli conflictStendhal,Italian literatureCivil War (Lebanon :British Occupation of India (1765-1947)British--Social conditionsFrance--ParisCobb, Richard,ScotlandLiteraturePoor--Social conditionsHomesFriendshipFamiliesHistoryAutobiographyNovelists, ItalianCriticism and interpretation19521963196819801982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219941995199619981999200020022003200420052006200720092010201120122013920137219BPR4856ocn443585213ocn875683380ocn468279686ocn469493592149617ocn049622144book20020.25Gilmour, DavidThe long recessional : the imperial life of Rudyard KiplingHistoryBiographyRudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a unique figure in the literary life of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: a great writer who was at the same time a great icon of the British Empire. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature and added more phrases to the language than any man since Shakespeare, yet he was also an apologist for imperial government and policies, a man who incarnated an era that was beginning to fade even as he celebrated it ... Based on years of extensive research in Britain and hitherto unexplored archives in the United States, The Long Recessional is a fascinating study of a man who embodied the many paradoxes and difficulties of his age. --Farrar, Straus and Giroux+-+4752369285106023ocn061694851book20050.26Gilmour, DavidThe ruling caste : imperial lives in the Victorian RajHistoryBetween 1837 and 1901, fewer than 100,000 Britons managed an empire of 300 million people spread over the vast area that now includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Burma. How was this possible, and what were these people like? The British administration in India took pride in its efficiency and broad-mindedness, its devotion to duty and its sense of imperial grandeur, but it has become fashionable to deprecate it for its arrogance and ignorance. In this balanced history, author Gilmour goes far to explain the paradoxes of the "Anglo-Indians," showing us what they hoped to achieve and what sort of society they thought they were helping to build. He deals with the real trials and triumphs of an imperial ruling class; the dangerous temptations that an empire's power encourages; and relations between governor and governed, between European and Asian.--From publisher description+-+590837928598314ocn706020981book20110.24Gilmour, DavidThe pursuit of Italy : a history of a land, its regions, and their peoplesHistoryThe author, a historian has provided a coherent, persuasive, and entertaining interpretation of the paradoxes of Italian life, past and present. Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? The author's exploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations, and is peopled with the great figures of the Italian past, from Cicero to the Medicis, from Garibaldi to the politicians of the twentieth century. Gilmour's account of the Risorgimento, the pivotal epoch in modern Italian history, debunks the nationalistic myths that surround it. Italy's inhabitants identify themselves not as Italians but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Neapolitans. This book shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities, and cuisines, rather than from its misconceived, mishandled notion of a unified nation. -- From publisher description+-+316837928595719ocn009683428book19830.33Gilmour, DavidLebanon, the fractured countryHistory73525ocn022766966book19880.33Gilmour, DavidThe last leopard : a life of Giuseppe di LampedusaBiographyIn 1957, Giuseppe Tomasi, the last Prince of the Sicilian Lampedusa family, died impoverished and unknown, leaving behind the manuscript of a book he had recently finished. The following year the book, The Leopard, was published in Italy and has since been widely translated and recognized as one of the great novels of the twentieth century. For over a quarter of a century, the reclusive man's papers were hidden from the public, until David Gilmour was befriended by Lampedusa's adopted son. From letters, diaries and notebooks, Gilmour has brought to life the unlikely character of this enig+-+46056500456957ocn012088761book19850.30Gilmour, DavidThe transformation of Spain : from Franco to the constitutional monarchyHistory57511ocn041182978book19980.35Cobb, RichardThe French and their revolution : selected writingsHistory"Like Eric Hobsbawm and E.P. Thompson, Richard Cobb had a gift for understanding great historic events in terms of ordinary human relations. Here for the first time Cobb's widely admired chronicles of daily life in Revolutionary France are gathered into one volume with an illuminating introduction by his former pupil, historian David Gilmour."--BOOK JACKET+-+95909301064834ocn052348703book20030.26Gilmour, DavidCurzon : imperial statesmanHistoryBiography"George Nathaniel Curzon's controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of his country's empire to the traumatized years following the First World War. As viceroy of India under Queen Victoria and foreign secretary under King George V, the obsessive and tempestuous Lord Curzon left his unmistakable mark on the era. David Gilmour's book - now with a new foreword by the author - is an assessment of Curzon's character and achievements, offering a dramatic account not only of a remarkable public career but also of a turbulent private life, with its infamous vendettas, many long friendships, and passionate, risky love affairs." "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. His prodigious energy made him the most traveled minister ever to sit in a British cabinet, a writer of immense volumes on Asia, and a compulsive restorer of ancient buildings in Britain and India. Often seen as arrogant and pompous, Curzon was loathed as much as he was adored, his work disparaged as much as it was admired. In Gilmour's lucid and highly original work, he emerges as a complex, contradictory figure, a man of great talents and glaring defects whose career was a blend of triumph and disappointment."--BOOK JACKET+-+01088692854777ocn025131373book19920.23Gilmour, DavidCities of SpainHistoryLocal history+-+374230474536919ocn031783193book19940.39Gilmour, DavidCurzonHistoryBiographyBiografi om George Nathaniel Curzon (1859-1925) britisk konservativ politiker, vicekonge i Indien 1898-1905 og udenrigsminister 1919-1924+-+82900046253243292ocn033293542book19950.26Tomasi di Lampedusa, GiuseppeThe siren and selected writingsCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyAlthough best known as author of a singular masterpiece, The Leopard, the Prince of Lampedusa left a rich and varied oeuvre that repays a careful reading. The best and most representative of it is collected in this volume. Places of My Infancy, a childhood memory of the Lampedusa palace in Palermo at the turn of the century, and of the great family mansion inland at Santa Margherita, provides a fascinating background to the princely setting of The Leopard. The text hitherto published had been edited and pruned by the author's widow, and resulted in a somewhat impoverished version. Here the author's original text - with many characters and incidents earlier suppressed - has been fully restored. The story of The Professor and the Siren, a delicious example of Lampedusa's fantasy, and The Blind Kittens (the first chapter of an unfinished novel of bourgeois Sicily that would have formed a pendant to The Leopard) both featured as appendices to Harvill's earlier edition of the great novel. They are included here together with a charming, comic, bitter-sweet story, Joy and the Law. Guiseppe di Lampedusa's knowledge of English literature, which derived from a lifetime's reading as well as from a number of extended visits to Britain as a young man, bore fruit in a series of informal seminars he gave in his later years at Palermo. The plan was to introduce his listeners to English writers from Bede to Aldous Huxley, pausing along the way not only at the great classics but also among the lesser known Restoration poets and Victorian novelists. To this, as also in his shrewd and dynamic appraisal of the French novelist Stendhal, he brought the lucid intellect and warmth of feeling that informs his own deeply Sicilian creative genius+-+97751951363147ocn007733518book19800.56Gilmour, DavidDispossessed : the ordeal of the Palestinians 1917-19802376ocn040558949book19980.50Cobb, RichardParis and elsewhereHistoryRichard Cobb, the incomparable historian of the French Revolution, had an affinity with France that went far beyond academic interest. Divided into three parts, this book provides the best of Cobb's evocation of France+-+97190046251334ocn024742642book19910.25Gilmour, DavidThe hungry generationsHistoryFiction965ocn009848758book19820.50Gilmour, DavidDispossessed : the ordeal of the PalestiniansHistory661ocn701110113book20110.13Gilmour, DavidDreams of Italy : Italians and their diversities from the Romans to the presentHistory+-+7607961936382ocn805019849book20120.93Lanza Tomasi, GioacchinoGiuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa : a biography through imagesBiographyPictorial works374ocn839954896book20130.26Gilmour, DavidAuf der Suche nach Italien eine Geschichte der Menschen, Städte und Regionen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart258ocn491337424book19890.59Gilmour, DavidL'ultimo Gattopardo : vita di Giuseppe Tomasi di LampedusaBiography174ocn704336093book20110.26Gilmour, DavidDie perfekte Ordnung der Dinge : RomanRoman des kanadischen Schriftstellers und Journalisten, der auf sein Leben zurückblickt+-+4752369285+-+4752369285Thu Oct 16 15:06:00 EDT 2014batch21240