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George VI: The Dutiful King

作者 Philip Ziegler
出版社 PENGUIN BOOKS LTD.
商品描述 George VI: The Dutiful King:WrittenbyPhilipZiegler,oneofBritain'smostcelebratedbiographers,GeorgeVIispartofthePenguinMonarchsseries:short,fresh,expertaccountso

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內容簡介 Written by Philip Ziegler, one of Britain's most celebrated biographers, George VI is part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a collectible format If Ethelred was notoriously 'Unready' and Alfred 'Great', King George VI should bear the title of 'George the Dutiful'. Throughout his life, George dedicated himself to the pursuit of what he thought he ought to be doing rather than what he wanted to do. Inarticulate and loathing any sort of public appearances, he accepted that it was his destiny to figure conspicuously in the public eye, gritted his teeth, battled his crippling stammer and got on with it. He was not born to be king, but he made an admirable one, and was the figurehead of the nation at the time of its greatest trial, the Second World War. This is a brilliant, touching and sometimes funny book about this reluctant public figure, and the private man. Philip Ziegler is the author of the authorised biographies of Mountbatten, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath. His other books include The Duchess of Dino, William IV, The Black Death and most recently Olivier. Initially a diplomat, he worked for many years in book publishing before becoming a full-time writer. Written by Philip Ziegler, one of Britain's most celebrated biographers, George VI is part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a collectible format If Ethelred was notoriously 'Unready' and Alfred 'Great', King George VI should bear the title of 'George the Dutiful'. Throughout his life, George dedicated himself to the pursuit of what he thought he ought to be doing rather than what he wanted to do. Inarticulate and loathing any sort of public appearances, he accepted that it was his destiny to figure conspicuously in the public eye, gritted his teeth, battled his crippling stammer and got on with it. He was not born to be king, but he made an admirable one, and was the figurehead of the nation at the time of its greatest trial, the Second World War. This is a brilliant, touching and sometimes funny book about this reluctant public figure, and the private man. Philip Ziegler is the author of the authorised biographies of Mountbatten, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath. His other books include The Duchess of Dino, William IV, The Black Death and most recently Olivier. Initially a diplomat, he worked for many years in book publishing before becoming a full-time writer.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Philip Ziegler was born in 1929 and educated at Eton and New College, Oxford, where he gained first-class honours in Jurisprudence. He then joined the Diplomatic Service and served in Tientiane, Paris, Pretoria and Bogatá before resigning to join the publishers William Collins, where he was editorial director for more than fifteen years. His books have included biographies of William IV, Melbourne, Lady Diana Cooper, Mountbatten and Edward VIII. He lives in London.

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書名 / George VI: The Dutiful King
作者 / Philip Ziegler
簡介 / George VI: The Dutiful King:WrittenbyPhilipZiegler,oneofBritain'smostcelebratedbiographers,GeorgeVIispartofthePenguinMonarchsseries:short,fresh,expertaccountso
出版社 / PENGUIN BOOKS LTD.
ISBN13 / 9780141977379
ISBN10 / 014197737X
EAN / 9780141977379
誠品26碼 / 2681590616000
頁數 / 112
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裝訂 / H:精裝
語言 / 3:英文
尺寸 / 12.7X18.8X1.3CM
級別 / N:無