Candice Millard - Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

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In 1899 the twenty-four-year-old Winston Churchill arrived in South Africa, fresh from defeat in Parliamentary elections. Captured by rebel Boers two weeks later, Churchill escaped and walked hundreds of miles back to safety. But that’s only part of the story. As she did for Theodore Roosevelt in River of Doubt, Millard, also the author of Destiny of the Republic, recounts a little-known episode in the life of a legendary world leader, and recounts not only a riveting adventure, with sharp and evocative details, but shows how the brush with danger and mortality crystallized a particular vision, one with consequences for the entire world. Churchill himself cited his South African sojourn as having laid “the foundations of my later life.”

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ISBN: 9780385535731
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 20th, 2016

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