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Hero of the Empire : the Boer War, A Daring Escape And The Making of Winston Churchill

Author: Candice Millard
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, A Division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Anchor books editionView all editions and formats
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A thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival Churchill was taken prisoner ... The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Candice Millard
ISBN: 9780307948786 0307948781 9780385535748 0385535740
OCLC Number: 961698818
Description: xi, 381 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part One. Pushful, the Younger. Death by inches ; The graven palm ; The scion ; Blowing the trumpet --
Part Two. Into Africa. "Send her victorious" ; "We have now gone far enough" ; The blackest of all days ; Land of stone and scrub --
Part Three. Chance. The death trap ; A pity and a blunder ; Into the lion's jaws ; Grim sullen death --
Part Four. Prisoners of war. To submit, to obey, to endure ; "I regret to inform you" ; A city of the dead ; Black week ; A sceme of desperate and magnificent audacity ; "I shall go on alone" --
Part Five. In the heart of the enemy's country. Toujours de l'audace ; "To take my leave" ; Alone ; "Wie is daar?" ; An invisible enemy ; The light of hope ; The plan ; The red and the blue --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Candice Millard.

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A thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival Churchill was taken prisoner ... The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Hero of Empire is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect twentieth-century history.

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