Curzon: Imperial Statesman

↠ Curzon: Imperial Statesman ✓ DavidGilmour - Curzon: Imperial Statesman, Curzon Imperial Statesman Elegant biography a fast moving entertaining and finely written story Simon Schama The New YorkerGeorge Nathaniel Curzon s controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of his c ↠ Curzon: Imperial Statesman ✓ DavidGilmour - Curzon: Imperial Statesman, Curzon Imperial Statesman Elegant biography a fast moving entertaining and finely written story Simon Schama The New YorkerGeorge Nathaniel Curzon s controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of his c

  • Title: Curzon: Imperial Statesman
  • Author: DavidGilmour
  • ISBN: 9780374530242
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
Curzon: Imperial Statesman

↠ Curzon: Imperial Statesman ✓ DavidGilmour, Curzon: Imperial Statesman, DavidGilmour, Curzon Imperial Statesman Elegant biography a fast moving entertaining and finely written story Simon Schama The New YorkerGeorge Nathaniel Curzon s controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of his country s empire to the traumatized years following World War I As viceroy of India under Queen Victoria and foreign secretary under King George V the obsessive Lo Elegant b ↠ Curzon: Imperial Statesman ✓ DavidGilmour - Curzon: Imperial Statesman, Curzon Imperial Statesman Elegant biography a fast moving entertaining and finely written story Simon Schama The New YorkerGeorge Nathaniel Curzon s controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of his c

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Curzon: Imperial Statesman

About “DavidGilmour

  • DavidGilmour

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Sir David Robert Gilmour, 4th Baronet b 14 November 1952 is a Scottish author He is the first son of Ian Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar, 3rd Baronet, and Lady Caroline Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott, the youngest daughter of the 8th Duke of Buccleuch HRH Princess Margaret was his sponsor at his Christening He became the 4th baronet on the death of his father in 2007.Gilmour was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford.Gilmour is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature FRSL He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and four children.



372 thoughts on “Curzon: Imperial Statesman

  • David Gilmour s Curzon Imperial Statesman is a superbly detailed biography of a great and complex leader It is also a survey maybe two or three of Great Britain, the Middle East, notably Persia, and colonial India Moreover, it is the history of an era and the history of Great Britain s role during that time Finally, it is a small personal genealogical revelation.I have found that in the search of history, one may go to a survey of all history as in Arnold Toynbee s A Study of History, or Will an [...]


  • Curzon is one of those typically British biographies of dead political figures Such biographies tend to go into great detail not just about the protagonist, but about long forgotten political issues fought among long forgotten men If you are interested in the protagonist, or the period, this can be excellent, as long as the writing is good, and Gilmour s is good But if you re looking for an objectively thrilling read, you should stay away.Before I read this book, I only knew vaguely of George Cu [...]


  • Like the many monuments he helped restore across the provinces of India, the figure of George Curzon 1859 1925 stands upon the pages of history striking, evocative, and somewhat the worse for wear Known as one of the most talented conservative British statesmen of his era Viceroy of India, Foreign Secretary, and Leader of the House of Lords the public record bears the imprint of his eloquent rhetoric, as well as his political and organizational accomplishments However, memory gives far vocal te [...]


  • My name is George Nathaniel Curzon,I am a most superior person,My cheek is pink, my hair is sleek,I dine at Blenheim once a week.George Curzon was not a man who harboured doubts about his abilities He was a hugely able and talented man, but suffered from the imperial outlook common to many men of his background and time He saw Britain s status and future greatness as being inextricably linked to the fortunes of the Empire.Curzon was one of the three great British Proconsuls of the Empire at the [...]


  • Gilmour has a difficult task Curzon was a paragon of the empire man of the 19th century British world It meant that he felt compelled to a life of state service, and while in India conscientiously did things that were for the 19th century progressively minded, married to and supported by an American heiress and father of daughters who were social stars one of them marrying Oswald Mosley, the others orbiting around him like moths For a modern reader, this is also a path that, in retrospect, is bi [...]


  • First, let me begin by saying that this is a well written and thorough biography of a crucial British political figure in the early 20th century That said Curzon was famous as a hard nosed, stubborn and brutal Viceroy of India for the British Empire He rarely got along with people, except for the numerous women he seduced and discarded, and ended up being politically neutralized within his own party for his gruff manner And this biography bends over backwards to rehabilitate Curzon s reputation, [...]



  • I liked George Curzon and he didn t have it easy despite being born with a silver spoon in his mouth and expectations of greatness He was the victim of an appalling conspiracy by colleagues and friends in high office and he left his India position without the acclaim that was due to him I read this book slowly as I was reluctant to let him go as I liked him so much He stood head and shoulders over those around him and they took from him the positions he would have excelled in When he did get a c [...]


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