By Candice Millard
"A exciting account.... This ebook is an grand nail-biter and top-notch personality research rolled into one." —New York Times Critic Jennifer Senior's most sensible Ten Books of 2016
on the age of twenty-four, Winston Churchill used to be completely confident it was once his future to turn into leading minister of England. He arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of classic wine in tow, to hide the brutal colonial conflict the British have been battling with Boer rebels and jumpstart his political occupation. yet simply weeks later, Churchill used to be taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a bold escape—traversing thousands of miles of enemy territory, by myself, with not anything yet a crumpled wad of money, 4 slabs of chocolate, and his wits to steer him.
Bestselling writer Candice Millard spins an epic tale of bravery, savagery, and probability encounters with a solid of ancient characters—including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener, and Mohandas Gandhi—with whom Churchill could later proportion the area degree. yet Hero of the Empire is greater than a unprecedented experience tale, for the teachings Churchill took from the Boer battle might profoundly have an effect on 20th century background.
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