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Talleyrand Duff Cooper

Talleyrand By Duff Cooper

Talleyrand by Duff Cooper


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Summary

Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord was a statesman and diplomat prominent in all the different regimes that ruled France in the late-18th and early 19th centuries. He began his career as a court cleric and rose to become Bishop of Autun. This is his biography

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Talleyrand by Duff Cooper

Unique in his own age and a phenomenon in any, Charles-Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand was a statesman of outstanding ability and extraordinary contradictions. Bishop and libertine, iconoclast and institututio, he was a turncoat who could hold high office in five successive regimes, yet maintain oneconstant policy for half a century. Duff Cooper's classic biography charts his fascinatingly chequered career with all the vigour, elegance and interlect of its remarkable subject.

About Duff Cooper

Politician, diplomat, scholar and bon viveur, Duff Cooper won the DSO in theGreat War and married society beauty Lady Diana Manners. He had an importantministerial career in the 1920s and '30s which ended with his resignation from the Cabinet over the Munich Agreement. Called back to office by Churchill,his chequered wartime career culminated in a spell as Ambassador to France. After his retirement he returned to his first love, literature; his writing ra

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GOR002730434
9780753800355
0753800357
Talleyrand by Duff Cooper
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
19970908
400
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