Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill / Candice Millard.
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|Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial||LP 968.048 MILLARD (Text)||33946003202046||Large Print . 2nd Floor||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780804194891
- ISBN: 0804194890
- Physical Description: xi, 605 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First large print edition.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 
- Copyright: ©2016
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -567) and index.
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Pushful, the younger. Death by inches ; The graven palm ; The scion ; Blowing the trumpet -- Into Africa. "Send her victorious" ; "We have now gone far enough" ; The blackest of all days ; Land of stone and scrub -- Chance. The death trap ; A pity and a blunder ; Into the lion's jaws ; Grim sullen death -- Prisoners of war. To submit, to obey, to endure ; "I regret to inform you" ; A city of the dead ; Black week ; A scheme of desperate and magnificent audacity ; "I shall go on alone" -- In the heart of enemy's country. Toujours de l'audace ; "To take my leave" ; Alone ; "Wie is daar?" ; An invisible enemy ; The light of hope ; The plan ; The red and the blue.
"Deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan, and as a journalist covering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish, glory and fame had eluded Churchill. [He] 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, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his wits to guide him. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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