The Story of the Malakand Field Force
In 1897, the young Churchill was a war correspondent attached to the Malakand Field Force, fighting local tribes led by the ‘Mad Fakir’ on India’s north-west frontier, an area now part of Pakistan. Written in that year, Churchill’s book sets the scene for the conflict and, drawing on his letters to the Telegraph and official despatches, records the violent engagements of the war, including the relief of Chakdara, the march to Nawagai and fighting in the Mamund Valley.
My African Journey
Winston Churchill toured the British territories in East Africa in 1907, when he was Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, and his account of the journey reflects his serious interest in Africa, beyond the natural beauties of the landscape and the thrill of big-game hunting. His thoughts on settlement, race and government and in particular the role of the railways provide an intriguing insight into early 20th-century imperialism and African history. First published in 1909.
The Great Republic
A History of America
Republished to mark the 50th anniversary of Churchill's death, this volume brings together all the writings on the USA from his History of the English Speaking Peoples (1956–8). Written with characteristic wit and historical insight, it spans American history from Columbus' discovery of the New World to the Cold War, and is imbued with the love and affection that the author felt for the USA – his mother's homeland. Edited by Churchill's grandson and with a new preface by Andrew Roberts.