Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill
(Audiobook CD)

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Vance, Simon, narrator.
Published
New York : Penguin Random House Audio, [2016].
Format
Audiobook CD
Edition
Unabridged.
ISBN
0307987930, 9780307987938, 9780307987990, 030798799X
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8 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Published
New York : Penguin Random House Audio, [2016].
Edition
Unabridged.
Language
English
ISBN
0307987930, 9780307987938, 9780307987990, 030798799X
UPC
9780307987938

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Compact disc.
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Read by Simon Vance.
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From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War. At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. Despite 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 him. Churchill 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. Churchill would later remark that this period, "could I have seen my future, was to lay the foundations of my later life." Millard spins an epic story of bravery, savagery, and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters--including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener, and Mohandas Gandhi--with whom he would later share the world stage. But Hero of the Empire is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from Boer War would profoundly affect twentieth century history.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Millard, C., & Vance, S. (2016). Hero of the empire: the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill (Unabridged.). Penguin Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Millard, Candice and Simon, Vance. 2016. Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill. Penguin Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Millard, Candice and Simon, Vance. Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill Penguin Random House Audio, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Millard, Candice,, and Simon Vance. Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill Unabridged., Penguin Random House Audio, 2016.

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