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Hero Of The Empire by Candice Millard 2016 1st Edition

Author: Candice Millard


The First Edition on offer here is in very good condition with clean, crisp and unmarked pages.  Its hardcover binding is firm and square and the intact dust-jacket is protected by a removable Brodart plastic cover to keep in pristine

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WHEN THE BBC CONDUCTED A NATION WIDE  POLL in Britain to find the “Greatest Briton of Them All”, Winston Spencer Churchill received the highest number of votes – 28.1 percent of the millions who participated.  His countrymen had not forgotten that familiar figure with his comfortable paunch, his cigar and his defiant V-for-Victory hand sign who inspired them with his oratory in the darkest days of World War 2.
But Churchill was not always a grandfatherly figure.  At the turn of the last century, at the close of the Victorian era, he was a trim young army officer, brave, brash and convinced he was destined to have a splendid political career.  Along came the South African War when British troops fought bloody battles against Boer commandos.  It gave young Winston an opportunity to gain prominence – a short at being a Hero of the Empire.
THIS RIVETING BOOK LOOKS AT THAT TIME IN HIS LIFE.  When he arrived in Cape Town, he had already experienced colonial wars in North Africa as a soldier and conflict in Cuba as a correspondent.  He won the fame he craved when, as a newspaperman, he escaped from the Boers after his armored train was ambushed.  He rejoined the army, took part in more battles – and his name was known around the vast British Empire.  Author Candice Millard tells this engrossing tale with the verve she displayed in earlier works.
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