The Resource Napoleon's master : a life of Prince Talleyrand, David Lawday

Napoleon's master : a life of Prince Talleyrand, David Lawday

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Napoleon's master : a life of Prince Talleyrand
Title
Napoleon's master
Title remainder
a life of Prince Talleyrand
Statement of responsibility
David Lawday
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Language
eng
Summary
"He took on Napoleon with a set of weapons that seemed unsuited to the task: flattery, courtesy and an alarmingly straight face. And he won. Quite as much as the Duke of Wellington it was the club-footed genius of French diplomacy who defeated the greatest conqueror since Julius Caesar. This is the story of Prince Talleyrand, who attracts as much scorn as Napoleon wins glory. To his critics the arch-aristocrat who delivered France and all Europe from the Emperor's follies is the prince of vice - turncoat, hypocrite, liar, plotter, God-baiter and womaniser, and, to make matters worse, highly successful at them all." "In this life of the master diplomat, David Lawday follows Talleyrand's remarkable career through the most turbulent age Europe has known - the mad leap from France's rotting ancien regime into the Revolution of 1789, Robespierre's Terror. Napoleon's epic wars and dramatic fall, and on through restored kings to more revolution. The performance by 'Old Talley', as a suspicious England called him, peaks in an extraordinarily perverse relationship with Napoleon which this book for the first time explores in intimate detail. Their bond had to be mutually faithless: Napoleon lived for war and conquest, Talleyrand for peace, comfort and the civilized French way of life."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC255.T3
LC item number
L39 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Napoleon's master : a life of Prince Talleyrand, David Lawday
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
10868919
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780224073660
Lccn
2007367994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL387869
  • (CaONFCNI)uk5169194
  • (DLC) 2007367994
  • (Uk)013494585
  • (BNAtoc)B6783136

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