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Curzon : imperial statesman

Author: David Gilmour
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon, Marquis of; George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon of Kedleston, Marquess
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gilmour
ISBN: 0374133565 9780374133566
OCLC Number: 52348703
Description: xv, 684 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Ancestral silence --
'Passionate resolves' : Eton, 1872-1878 --
'Laying the foundations' : Oxford, 1878-1883 --
Twin passions : 'women and work', 1882-1885 --
The journey to Westminster, 1885-1887 --
'Travel with a purpose', 1887-1890 --
'The coming man', 1890-1895 --
Hearts and souls --
Number two at the FO --
Sailing to Bombay --
The governance of India --
'Let India be my judge' --
Partners and colleagues : the problem of the princes --
Guarding the frontiers --
The Viceroy's routine --
1902 : Proconsular zenith --
Fatal appointments, 1902-1903 --
The Gulf, Bengal and Tibet --
'An infinitude of trouble' : England, 1904 --
Kitchener's conspiracy --
The breaking of the Viceroy --
'Every man's hand' --
Picking up the pieces --
The conversion of a diehard, 1909-1911 --
Suffragists and other targets, 1911-1914 --
Lord Curzon at home --
In search of a role, 1914-1915 --
Air board and war cabinet, 1916 --
The second Lady Curzon --
Eastern questions, 1917 --
Lord President --
The Foreign Office at last --
Middle Eastern scrambles, 1919-1922 --
Lloyd George and the Turks, 1919-1922 --
Resurgence : Lausanne, 1922-1923 --
Family sagas --
Ultimate disappointments, 1923-1925.
Responsibility: David Gilmour.
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"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.

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