Harold Nicolson

by Norman Rose

Publisher: Jonathan Cape in London

Written in English
Cover of: Harold Nicolson | Norman Rose
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  • Nicolson, Harold George, Sir, 1886-1968,
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Diplomats -- Great Britain -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-362) and index.

StatementNorman Rose.
LC ClassificationsPR6027.I4 Z85 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 383 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages383
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3461271M
ISBN 100224062182
LC Control Number2005415291

Why Britain is at War is a polemic treatise written by Harold Nicolson and first published by Penguin Books on 7 November shortly after the Second World War began. In the book, Nicolson explores Adolf Hitler's insatiable grasp for power, the foreign policy brinkmanship and deception ploys adopted by Nazi Germany, and Hitler's use of actual and implied force to get his way at the Author: Harold Nicolson. About Virginia Woolf. Virginia Woolf’s life as part of the avant-garde Bloomsbury Group has captured the imagination of millions. Now Nigel Nicolson, the distinguished son of British writers Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West (Vita was one of Woolf’s closest and most intimate friends) threads his personal reminiscences through the narrative of her life. The Age of Reason ()

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In the first he provides an account of the conference, in the second his diary covering his six month stint. Sir Harold George Nicolson KCVO CMG was an English diplomat, author, diarist and politician.

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Many books have been written on statecraft, and even a few on the tactics used in statecraft and diplomacy, but never (since Castiglioni's Art of the Courier during the Renaissance) had a book been written on how to be a good diplomat/5(4).

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Sir Harold Nicolson, British diplomat and author of more than books, including political essays, travel accounts, and mystery novels.

His three-volume Diaries and Letters (–68) is a valuable document of British social and political life from to   With Lord Weidenfeld, he founded Weidenfeld & Nicolson, one of the most important and enterprising publishing houses to be started after the war; he served as a.

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Rose does a good job of describing and judging Nicolson's political doings. I haven't read the longer bio by Lee-Milnes, but I have a feeling that more about Nicolson's politics would be too much for readers who aren't specialists in diplomatic history/5(5).

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Adam Nicolson, 5th Baron Carnock, FRSL, FSA (born 12 September ) is an English author who has written about history, landscape, great literature and the sea. He is noted for his books Sea Room (about the Shiant Isles, a group of uninhabited islands in the Hebrides); God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible; The Mighty Dead (US title:Why Homer Matters) exploring the epic Greek Spouse: Olivia Fane (divorced), Sarah Raven (m.

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He wrote more than books, including political essays, travel accounts, and mystery novels. Sir Harold Nicolson, –, English biographer, historian, and diplomat, b. Tehran, Iran. Educated at Oxford, he entered the foreign office inand, until his resignation 20 years later, he represented the British government in various parts of the world.

Books Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Whole Foods Today's Deals AmazonBasics Coupons Gift Cards Customer Service Free Shipping Shopper Toolkit. Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold. The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson – (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ), ISBN David Cannadine: Portrait of More Than a Marriage: Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West Revisited.

From Aspects of Aristocracy, pp. – (Yale University Press, ), ISBN Biography. Nicolson was the second son of writers Sir Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West; he had an elder brother Ben, an art boys grew up in Kent, first at Long Barn, near their mother's ancestral home at Knole, and then at Sissinghurst Castle, where their parents created a famous on was sent to board at Summer Fields, a prep school in Oxford; he then attended Children: 3, including Adam Nicolson.

Harold Nicolson's younger son was the publisher and writer Nigel Nicolson, who published works by and about his parents, including Portrait of a Marriage, their correspondence and Nicolson's diary, which is widely considered one of the preeminent diaries by British authors in the 20th century and an invaluable source on British political history from through the s, and most especially in the run-up to.

Charles Raymond Bell Mortimer CBE (25 April – 9 January ), who wrote under the name Raymond Mortimer, was a British writer on art and literature, known mostly as a critic and literary editor. He was born in Knightsbridge, London, and brought up in Redhill, was educated at Malvern College and Balliol College, Oxford, which he entered in to read history.

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How about Harold Nicolson. Certainly towards the end of his life, Harold Nicolson was a crabby old thing. But he wrote his diaries at a particularly interesting time, just before and during the [Second World] War. He starts off as a journalist, but you soon realise how small society was then.

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“The Desire to Please: A Story of Hamilton Rowan and the United Irishmen”.Harold Nicolson's diary following his trip to the Far East which he started on January 15th returning on March 17th. With eight illustrations.

Previous owners name (Leopold Glazer) in small writing at base of title page and at the end of the dedication by Harold Nicolson.