The Resource Hero of the empire : the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard

Hero of the empire : the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard

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Hero of the empire : the making of Winston Churchill
Title
Hero of the empire
Title remainder
the making of Winston Churchill
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Candice Millard
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Language
eng
Summary
At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill believed that to achieve his ambition of becoming Prime Minister he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. Although he had put himself in extreme danger in colonial wars in India and Sudan, and as a journalist covering the Spanish-American War in Cuba, glory and fame had eluded him. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899 to cover the brutal colonial war against the Boers. Just two weeks after his arrival, he was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape - but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory alone. The story of his escape is extraordinary enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Churchill would later remark that this period, 'could I have seen my future, was to lay the foundations of my later life'. Millard tells an epic story of bravery, savagery and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters - including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener and Gandhi - with whom he would later share the world stage, and gives us an unexpected perspective on one of the iconic figures in our history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
968.04831092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Hero of the empire : the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-363) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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24 cm
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Extent
xi, 381 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241280973
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)942709344

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