Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill
Publish date: 2016-09-20
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Sir Winston Churchill was an accomplished, larger-than-life, somewhat pompous and unlikeable, yet oft-revered historical figure. He was born a British nobleman, the son of Lord Randolph Churchill, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer and his wife, Jennie Jerome, an American socialite. As such he w...
Hero of the Empire, Candice Millard, author; Simon Vance, narratorWinston Churchill was both courageous and confident. He was fascinated with the military and studied at the Royal Military College from which he graduated in 1894. In 1896 he went to India to fight the Pashtuns. In 1898 he fought the ...
As she’s already proved in The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard really knows how to tell a gripping story, and this account of young Winston Churchill’s incredible prison escape during the Boer War made me postpone all other activities as I stayed glued to its pages, but--...