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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
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From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime... show more
From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election cam
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780804194891 (0804194890)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Pages no: 563
Edition language: English
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4.5 Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
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...
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4.0 Review of Hero of the Empire by Candace Millard
Another exciting book by Candice Millard. This book tells the story of Winston Churchill and the Boer War. Millard always does a nice job of intertwining the story of late 19th century British history and their involvement in the Boer War, South African history, and the story of Churchill and his ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.5 Sometimes impetuous, but always valiant!
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 ...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
5.0 Gripping account of Churchill's prison escape, but even more fascinating insights into history
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--...
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