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The Lives of Talleyrand
The Lives of Talleyrand is a study of the character and actions of the man who so profoundly influenced the destiny of the French Revolution and helped to shape the contours of all Europe as well. The requisite historical background is of course given, but it is the many-faceted personality of Talleyrand which the author has made it his task to portray--and he has done so ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 17th 1963 by W. W. Norton Company
(first published January 1st 1963)
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Jul 15, 2008 Lucas rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: francophiles, history buffs, political science majors
Charles de Talleyrand-Perigord was a man who wore many different coats in his lifetime. He was a bishop, a participant in revolutionary France, an exile during the days of The Terror in the country, Bonapartist, Royalist, but above all: a diplomat. "The Prince of Diplomats," as he came to be known, is a man that remains unknown to most, reviled by some, and intriguing to an even smaller few. How can one man work for so many very different factions during the most turbulant periods of France's, a ...more