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

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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
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan, and as a journalist covering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish, glory and fame had eluded Churchill. [He] 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, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his wits to guide him. 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"--
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Title
Hero of the empire
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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
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Tone
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10526772
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IEN/DLC
Dewey number
968.04/831092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
M54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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adult
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the Boer war, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill
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the Boer war, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill
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Candice Millard
Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard
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Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard
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Maps on endpapers
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-363) and index
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volume
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25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 381 pages
Isbn
9780385535731
Lccn
2015049806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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