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Talleyrand is a name that seems to inspire different evaluations and reactions from different pens. In this case, it was to be the biography by Alfred Duff Cooper that I would be looking into. The cover of the book gives an idea, whether rightly or wrongly on how Talleyrand has been depicted through history/5(41). 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. He was a world-class rogue who held high office in five succes. Author: Philip G. Dwyer; Publisher: Routledge ISBN: Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» From church establishment figure to revolutionary, supporter of Napoleon Bonaparte to promoter of the Bourbon Restoration, the twists and turns of Charles Maurice Prince de Talleyrand’s remarkable career through one of the most turbulent periods of . Nobody can talk like M. de Talleyrand in a library; he takes up a book and puts it down again, contradicts it, leaves it and returns to it, questions it as though it were a living being, and this procedure both enriches his conversation with the profundity and the experience of the ages and gives to the works in question a grace which their.
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. 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 is an older book, and does not make use of the last 70 years of research, so its 5/5(5). "With time and patience," said Talleyrand, "the mulberry leaf is turned into satin." This seemed to Linford Pratt one of the finest and soundest pieces of wisdom which he had ever known put into words. A mulberry leaf is a very insignificant thing, but a piece of satin is a highly marketable commodity, with money in it. Unique in his own age and a phenomenon in any, Charles-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 4/5(2).
Much of the rest of the book is either the clear-eyed Talleyrand seeing what others don’t, effortlessly parrying every challenge, or he’s seducing another mistress. And for Cooper, that is basically that. We’re left with no real knowledge of psychology, or of the precise mechanics of surreptitious language. Take this, for instance. Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, prince de Bénévent, French statesman and diplomat noted for his capacity for political survival, who held high office during the French Revolution, under Napoleon, at the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, and under King . Talleyrand’s “Mémoires” (edit, de Broglie, 5 volumes); Official Correspondence from London in , during the Directoire, during the Vienna Congress, and from London in (edit. On Sundays he saw her courtiers carry her prayer-book in the red velvet bag, and he knelt on his chair near her prie-dieu, and felt the admiring. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Talleyrand by Joseph McCabe at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Brand: Bronson Tweed Publishing.