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

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

Label
Hero of the Empire : The Boer War, A Daring Escape And The Making of Winston Churchill
Title
Hero of the Empire
Title remainder
The Boer War, A Daring Escape And The Making of Winston Churchill
Statement of responsibility
Candice Millard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The best-selling author of Destiny of the Republic presents a narrative account of Churchill's lesser-known heroics during the Boer War, describing his daring escape from rebel captors, trek through hundreds of miles with virtually no supplies and eventual return to South Africa to liberate the soldiers captured with him
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Biography type
individual biography
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10526772
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Millard, Candice
Dewey number
968.04831092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
M54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Armed Forces
  • Great Britain
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • South African War, 1899-1902
Target audience
adult
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the Boer war, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill
Label
Hero of the Empire : The Boer War, A Daring Escape And The Making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-363) and index
Control code
21419591
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Bks. ed.
Extent
xi, 381 p.
Isbn
9780385535748
Lccn
2017394099
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (rplri)145338
  • (OCoLC)ocn961698818
  • (IMchF)fol17955356
Label
Hero of the Empire : The Boer War, A Daring Escape And The Making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-363) and index
Control code
21419591
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Bks. ed.
Extent
xi, 381 p.
Isbn
9780385535748
Lccn
2017394099
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (rplri)145338
  • (OCoLC)ocn961698818
  • (IMchF)fol17955356

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