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TalleyrandCharles Maurice Prince de Talleyrand was a statesman of outstanding ability and extraordinary contradictions He was a world class rogue who held high office in five successive regimes A well known opportunist and a notorious bribe taker Talleyrand's gifts to France arguably outvalued the vast personal fortune he amassed in her service

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Once a supporter of the Revolution after the fall of the monarchy he fled to England and then to the United States Talleyrand returned to France two years later and served under Napoleon and represented France at the Congress of Vienna Duff Cooper's classic biography contains all the vigor elegance and intellect of its remarkable subjec

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  • Warwick

    kindle ↠ Talleyrand × Paperbackread Ò duff cooper TalleyrandTalleyrand was the greatest statesman of his age and his age was one of the most dangerously eventful in Europe's history Such was his renown as the archetypally cunning diplomat that when his death was reported in 1838 the reaction of Metternich his Austrian counterpart was ‘I wonder what he meant by that?’The story is probably apocryphal but it's revealing No one knew how to read Talleyrand and history's verdict on the great man is still not in Ab


  • Kelly

    kindle ↠ Talleyrand × Paperbackread Ò duff cooper TalleyrandCharles Maurice de Talleyrand Périgord the renegade married Bishop of Autun Prince of Benevento Prince of Talleyrand of largely infamous renown His name where it is still known is likely to call up images of what some thought to be his spirit animal the snake or perhaps just the snake charmer He is best known as the remarkable survivor of five straight French regimes and not the relatively kind ones where you got to rusticate in the country when you fell out of favor These were the years of Louis XVI Danton Marat Sièyes Fouché Napoleon and the Ultras and aside from the two years of the Terror which he largely spent abroad in England and America he was rarely out of government service the whole time By reputation he was considered a man without honor by many the untrustworthy minister who was nonetheless recalled and recalled again to serve the French government whomever


  • Anna

    kindle ↠ Talleyrand × Paperbackread Ò duff cooper TalleyrandThis is another from my 'While On Strike Read Books That Have Been Lent To You' project and a thoroughly entertaining experience it was too Duff Cooper writes with enthusiasm and panache well suited to the extraordinary figure of Talleyrand This man had the distinction of serving successive French governments from 1789 until 1834 when he was 82 years old To recount his career is to trace the constitutional transformations


  • Jim Coughenour

    kindle ↠ Talleyrand × Paperbackread Ò duff cooper TalleyrandAn 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 – surviving Louis XVI the French Revolution Napoleon only to dominate the Congress of Vienna He was also a rogue a club foot a connoisseur of wealth and women and a great wit Cooper does him justice telling his story with verve and imaginationYou can't help feeling that


  • Manray9

    kindle ↠ Talleyrand × Paperbackread Ò duff cooper Talleyrand Talleyrand is Duff Cooper’s much admired look at the life of the legendary French diplomat Charles Maurice Prince de Talleyrand Perigord Cooper’s book is not an academic biography; it is best described as an extended biographical sketch which makes the most of Cooper’s broad knowledge of French history and mastery


  • Karen Wellsbury

    kindle ↠ Talleyrand × Paperbackread Ò duff cooper TalleyrandI read this as much for the author and the age it was written as for the subject matter and I was not disappointedTalleyrand was brilliant creative sarcastic adaptable lazy and politically flexible Cooper paints a sympathetic picture of a politician whose career spanned five


  • Bakunin

    kindle ↠ Talleyrand × Paperbackread Ò duff cooper TalleyrandCharles Maurice de Talleyrand Périgord was a famous diplomat infamous womanizer and alledged turncoat He helped shape the politics of France during its most tumultuous years starting with the Ancien regime through the French revolution and the autocratic rule of Napoleon ending his career in 1834 His legacy is therefore mixed and at first sight it seems as though one would need to be a Machiavellian figure in order to survi


  • Noah Goats

    kindle ↠ Talleyrand × Paperbackread Ò duff cooper TalleyrandTalleyrand was a fascinating character He was a highborn aristocrat but also one of the key players in the French Revolution until he had to run for his life at any rate He managed to serve the Bourbons the Republic in its various iterations Napoleon the Bourbons


  • Lea

    kindle ↠ Talleyrand × Paperbackread Ò duff cooper Talleyrand25For a biography about a man as interesting as Talleyrand it is rather boring I'm afraid


  • Richard Thomas

    kindle ↠ Talleyrand × Paperbackread Ò duff cooper TalleyrandI first read this at school as part of the background reading necessary for the European History A Level syllabus and found it both immensely useful in giving context to the diplomacy underpinning European history from 1815 until 1914 and a pleasure to read per se I re read it a couple of years back and still found pleasure in both the subject and the writing