Book Summary of Talleyrand
About the Author
Alfred Duff Cooper, was a statesman, diplomat and author. Born in 1890, he won the DSO as a second lieutenant in the First World War, and entered Parliament in 1923. His life was devoted to politics until 1938 when, as First Lord of the Admiralty, he resigned in protest at the Munich Agreement. Called back to office by Churchill in 1940, his wartime career culminated in his appointment as Ambassador to France. Shortly before his death he was made 1st Viscount Norwich. Among his best-known books are Talleryrand, Operation Heartbreak and his autobiography, Old Men Forget. He died in 1954.
Details of Book: Talleyrand (BSID:3316)
|Number of Pages||336|
|Dimensions||7.8 x 5.08 x 0.83 inches|
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Though this biography of Talleyrand is more many that seven decades old, it is still readable and has lessons to teach us. Though Talleyrand was a wiley schemer, he did hold all of his career one constant diplomatic principle--that peace in Europe was beneficial for Western civilization (of which...
Diplomatic services of the late 18th and early 19th century are not much different from today. This was a topic that I thought would be boring, but Duff Cooper has written an excellent book. The man in question has probably helped make this exciting, but a good job well done by Cooper. I would hi...
An almost effortlessly excellent biography by an author you've never heard of. Duff Cooper, an English aristocrat and diplomat in the 1920s, first published Talleyrand in 1932. Charles-Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand, was the most gifted statesman of his time â?? surviving Louis XVI, the French Revol...
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