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Talleyrand the art of survival. by Jean Orieux

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles Maurice de, prince de Bénévent, 1754-1838

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [665]-677.

StatementTranslated from the French by Patricia Wolf.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC255.T3 O7513 1974
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 677, xxiii p.
Number of Pages677
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5416941M
ISBN 100394472993
LC Control Number73008989
OCLC/WorldCa650665

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The Talleyrand Maxim book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It's old Mr. Bartle, sir, he whispered. He's in your room ther /5. Mar 01,  · Talleyrand is a tough brief in that regard-- the man writes so elegantly and sharply that mediocre writers just end up stringing together the bon mots-- not Cooper, whose own cleverness is on display, particularly in the descriptions of the Congress of vanbuskirkphotos.com is an older book, and does not make use of the last 70 years of research, so its 5/5(5). Jan 28,  · Overall, the book was well written and researched. A few select passages were dificult to follow at first pass, mainly due to literary style and occasional typos. Further discussion of Talleyrand's unique conversational ability, manners, and charm could have further rounded out this book.4/5(1). Talleyrand’s role in the Spanish adventure is particularly murky. He claimed to have warned Napoleon against it, while Napoleon later accused him of being one of its architects. At this point, Talleyrand formed an alliance with his former opponent Joseph Fouché, Napoleon’s police minister, an ex-Jacobin with plenty of blood on his hands.

Mar 25,  · Talleyrand was 76 when he took up the post of French ambassador in London in Linda Kelly deals only with the last phase of Talleyrand’s . It was during this period that Talleyrand met and, in , with the encouragement of Napoleon, married Catherine Noel Worlée Grand—who is portrayed in The Eight as the White Queen and the nemesis of the book’s heroine, Mireille. In real life, the extraordinary beauty of “Madame Grand”—this scandal-plagued divorcee, who had been run. Talleyrand by Cooper, Duff and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at vanbuskirkphotos.com - Talleyrand by Cooper, Duff - AbeBooks vanbuskirkphotos.com Passion for books. Some lives are shaped in childhood, others in the course of time; still others must reach the threshold of advanced age before their purpose is clear. But not the life of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, born on February 2, , whose family bore an illustrious name and had held a pre-eminent rank in society since the ninth century. At birth, his life pattern was set: opulence and 5/5(1).