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The Resource George VI : the dutiful king, by Philip Ziegler

George VI : the dutiful king, by Philip Ziegler

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George VI : the dutiful king
Title
George VI
Title remainder
the dutiful king
Statement of responsibility
by Philip Ziegler
Title variation
George the sixth
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Summary
If Ethelred was notoriously 'Unready' and Alfred 'Great', King George VI should bear the designation of 'George the Dutiful'. Throughout his life he 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 regularly and conspicuously in the public eye, gritted his teeth, largely conquered 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, during the Second World War.
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Biography type
individual biography
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10665564
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SALS
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Ziegler, Philip
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Houses of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha and Windsor
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  • George
  • George
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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the dutiful king
Label
George VI : the dutiful king, by Philip Ziegler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053983980
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
93 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780141977379
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
George VI : the dutiful king, by Philip Ziegler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053983980
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
93 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780141977379
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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