Still need a Calendar for 2009?

Order the Royal Geographic Society 2009 calendar online, here! Unfortunately it can only be purchased online by RGS members and fellows, but it is also sold in bookstores in the UK, Europe and Australia, and I just picked one up for myself. Priced at under US$10 at most stores after the New Year, this bargain contains twelve unique maps from the 16th through 18th centuries.

About Curzon

Lord George Nathaniel Curzon (1859 - 1925) entered the British House of Commons as a Conservative MP in 1886, where he served as undersecretary of India and Foreign Affairs. He was appointed Viceroy of India at the turn of the 20th century where he delineated the North West Frontier Province, ordered a military expedition to Tibet, and unsuccessfully tried to partition the province of Bengal during his six-year tenure. Curzon served as Leader of the House of Lords in Prime Minister Lloyd George's War Cabinet and became Foreign Secretary in January 1919, where his most famous act was the drawing of the Curzon Line between a new Polish state and Russia. His publications include Russia in Central Asia (1889) and Persia and the Persian Question (1892). In real life, "Curzon" is a US citizen from the East Coast who has been a financial analyst, freelance translator, and university professor; he is currently on assignment in Tokyo.
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