Curzon: Imperial Statesman by David Gilmour
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Overview: George Nathaniel Curzon’s controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of the British Empire to the traumatized years following the First World War. As Viceroy of India under Queen Victoria and Foreign Secretary under George V, the obsessive Lord Curzon left his unmistakable mark on the era. David Gilmour’s lucid and elegant biography is a brilliant assessment of Curzon’s character and achievements, offering a rich and dramatic account of the infamous vendettas, the turbulent friendships, and the passionate, reckless love affairs that complicated and enriched his life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
‘A magnificent work . entirely convincing in its evocation of Curzon’s extraordinary character . It is, in short, the definitive life’ David Cannadine, Observer