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Books to go bag 186 : hero of the empire : the Boer war, a daring escape and the making of Winston Churchill / Candice Millard.

Millard, Candice, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howe Library BTG BAG 186 31254003153174 Main floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307948786
  • ISBN: 0307948781
  • ISBN: 9780385535748
  • Physical Description: 10 books + 1 guide in bag.
  • Edition: First Anchor Books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, A Division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-363) and index.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 > Military leadership.
Armed Forces > Officers > Biography.
Great Britain > Armed Forces.
South African War, 1899-1902 > Participation, British.
South African War, 1899-1902 > Prisoners and prisons, British.

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