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The Duff Cooper diaries, 1915-1951

Author: Duff Cooper, Viscount Norwich; John Julius Norwich
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005.
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The long-awaited diaries of Duff Cooper; statesman, soldier, Member of Parliament, wit, poet, diplomat, clubman and scholar; which were very nearly destroyed by his nephew, who was shocked at their frankness. Duff Cooper was a first-rate witness of, and often a first-hand participant in, just about every significant political development that occurred between 1914 and his death forty years later. As a man about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Diaries
Named Person: Duff Cooper, Viscount Norwich; Duff Cooper, Viscount Norwich
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duff Cooper, Viscount Norwich; John Julius Norwich
ISBN: 0297848437 9780297848431
OCLC Number: 60793989
Description: xiii, 512 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one: 1915-1919. The first world war, courtship and marriage --
Part two: 1920-1939. Between the wars --
Part three: 1944-1951. Algiers, Paris and retirement.
Responsibility: edited by John Julius Norwich.
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Revealing diaries concerning: the Abdication; and serving Churchill during WWII, of the politician, diplomat, and socialite (married to Lady Diana Cooper).  Read more...

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