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The Resource Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard

Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard

Label
Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill
Title
Hero of the empire
Title remainder
the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill
Statement of responsibility
Candice Millard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CCE
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Millard, Candice
Dewey number
968.0483
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • HISTORY / Military / General
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • HISTORY / Military / General
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • HISTORY / Military
Label
Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [553]-567) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn958796629
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xi, 605 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958796629
Label
Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [553]-567) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn958796629
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xi, 605 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958796629

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