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Winston S. Churchill, war correspondent, 1895-1900

Author: Winston Churchill; Fred Woods
Publisher: London ; Washington : Brassey's (UK), 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : New rev. edView all editions and formats
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In retrospect, it seems difficult to imagine the stentorian figure of Sir Winston Churchill ever living in the shadow of his famous father, Lord Randolph Churchill. Yet the desire to be more than just 'Randolph's boy', allied to a relentless urge to be in the thick of things, meant that it was a political career to be forged far from dingy town halls and the elegant cocktail parties of the rich and powerful. Thus,
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Winston S. Churchill, war correspondent, 1895-1900.
London ; Washington : Brassey's (UK), 1992
(OCoLC)645826562
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston S Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winston Churchill; Fred Woods
ISBN: 0080413315 9780080413310
OCLC Number: 24870768
Description: xxxii, 355 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Winston S. Churchill --
I. Cuba 1895-1896 --
II. The North-West Frontier 1897 --
III. Sudan 1898 --
IV. South Africa 1899-1900.
Other Titles: War correspondent, 1895-1900.
Responsibility: edited by Frederick Woods.

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These wartime despatches of Winston Churchill display the succinct and often humorous style that made him a household name and a journalist respected in parliamentary circles. The reports cover Cuba  Read more...

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