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Gilmour, David 1952-

Works: 34 works in 324 publications in 4 languages and 9,390 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Local history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Pictorial works  Domestic fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, Lyricist, Other
Classifications: PQ4843.O53, 853.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Gilmour
The long recessional : the imperial life of Rudyard Kipling by David Gilmour( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a unique figure in British history, a great writer as well as an imperial icon whose life trajectory matched that of the British Empire from its zenith to its final decades. Kipling was in his early twenties when his first stories about Anglo-Indian life vaulted him into celebrity. He went on to be awarded the Nobel Prize, and to add more phrases to the language than any man since Shakespeare, but his conservative views and advocacy of imperialism damaged his critical reputation -- while at the same time making him all the more popular with a general readership. By the time he died, the man who incarnated an era for millions was almost forgotten, and new generations must come to terms in their own way with his enduring but mysterious powers. Previous works on Kipling have focused exclusively on his writing and on his domestic life. Here, the distinguished biographer David Gilmour not only explains how and why Kipling wrote, but also explores the themes of his complicated life, his ideas, his relationships, and his views on the Empire and the future. Gilmour is the first writer to explore Kipling's public role, his influence on the way Britons saw themselves and their Empire. His fascinating new book, based on extensive research (especially in the under explored archives of the United States), is a groundbreaking study of a great and misunderstood writer
The pursuit of Italy : a history of a land, its regions, and their peoples by David Gilmour( Book )

32 editions published between 1013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 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
The ruling caste : imperial lives in the Victorian Raj by David Gilmour( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 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
Lebanon, the fractured country by David Gilmour( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last leopard : a life of Giuseppe di Lampedusa by David Gilmour( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 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
The transformation of Spain : from Franco to the constitutional monarchy by David Gilmour( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French and their revolution : selected writings by Richard Cobb( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Curzon : imperial statesman by David Gilmour( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Cities of Spain by David Gilmour( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dispossessed : the ordeal of the Palestinians 1917-1980 by David Gilmour( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curzon by David Gilmour( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om George Nathaniel Curzon (1859-1925) britisk konservativ politiker, vicekonge i Indien 1898-1905 og udenrigsminister 1919-1924
The leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1860s, a story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution
The siren and selected writings by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although 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
Paris and elsewhere by Richard Cobb( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard 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
The hungry generations by David Gilmour( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De laatste telg uit een adellijk Schots geslacht wil trouw zijn aan de oude familietradities, maar toch ook deel uitmaken van de moderne twintigste eeuwse wereld
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa : a biography through images by Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams of Italy : Italians and their diversities from the Romans to the present by David Gilmour( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paisley weavers of other days ; The "Pen' folk", etc by David Gilmour( Book )

9 editions published between 1876 and 1898 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ultimo Gattopardo : vita di Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa by David Gilmour( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El último gatopardo : vida de Giuseppe di Lampedusa by David Gilmour( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The long recessional : the imperial life of Rudyard Kipling
The pursuit of Italy : a history of a land, its regions, and their peoplesThe ruling caste : imperial lives in the Victorian RajThe last leopard : a life of Giuseppe di LampedusaThe French and their revolution : selected writingsCurzon : imperial statesmanCities of SpainCurzonThe leopard
Alternative Names
David Gilmour

David Gilmour schottischer Autor

Gilmour, David

Gilmour, David Robert

Gilmour, David Robert 1952-

Ġīlmūr, Dāfīd 1952-

Sir David Gilmour

Sir David Gilmour, 4th Baronet schrijver uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

ديفيد جيلمور، 1952-

غيلمور، دافيد

ギルモア, D

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Italian (10)

German (10)