Churchill

Wanted Dead or Alive
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Author(s): Celia Sandys
Original Publish Date: Apr 02, 2019
Product Number: EB00737784
Released: Apr 02, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781510743878
Publisher: Skyhorse
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Description

The Extraordinary Story of a Young Winston Churchill in the Boer War, as Told by His Granddaughter In this lively biography of a dashing, brash twenty-five-year-old Churchill, Celia Sandys chronicles her celebrated grandfather's adventures as a correspondent and combatant during nine months of the Anglo-Boer War—events that took him from the bivouacs and battle sites of Transvaal to his incarceration as a prisoner of war in Pretoria and ultimately to a bold escape across the border into Mozambique. Using both British and South African sources of testimony, which reveal the dauntless Winston alternately as a courageous ally or foolhardy foe, Sandys recounts the exploits of a Churchill that history has largely forgotten. With historical authority, narrative vigor, and singular charm, she offers both a fully drawn portrait of the ready adventurer who would become England's legendary prime minister and an illuminating account of the turbulent events that defined South Africa for modern times.

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