Hero of the Empire

Hero of the Empire

The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill

Hardback394pp Illustrated230x154mm

9780385535731     Product Code: 506918

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In 1899 the 25-year-old Winston Churchill scaled the fence of a PoW camp in Pretoria to make a perilous 300-mile escape across Southern Africa. This account of his journey to freedom is set within the context of his early years as a war correspondent, soldier and budding politician, and paints an intimate portrait of a young man keen to seek out danger -– he narrowly survived conflicts in Cuba, the Hindu Kush and Sudan – yet assured of his own long-term destiny. Off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.

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