Hero of the Empire: The Making of Winston Churchill (Paperback)
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Hero of the Empire: The Making of Winston Churchill (Paperback)

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At the age of twenty-four, Winston Churchill already believed he was destined for greatness. This is the incredible story of how one incredible year in Churchill's life - an adventure involving war in South Africa, imprisonment, endurance and escape - would be the making of one of the most extraordinary men in history.

'Few can match the originality and narrative power of Candice Millard's elegantly written and surprisingly revealing account of the young Churchill's exploits' Saul David, Daily Telegraph

'A thrilling account ... This book is an awesome nail-biter and top-notch character study rolled into one' Jennifer Senior, The New York Times, Books of the Year

'Gripping ... thrilling ... Millard tells it with gusto ... casts an interestingly oblique light on Churchill's personality, and on a traumatic war.' -  Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Observer, Books of the Year

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141984193
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


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Completely engrossing -- Andrew Roberts
Using many unpublished sources, she weaves into a nail-biting escape story a larger picture of Africa at the cusp of the 20th century. Her eye for humanising detail, her vivid topographical descriptions and her keen awareness of the realities (and surrealities) of war come together in a truly fascinating book. -- Lucy Lethbridge * Financial Times *
A gripping story [that] casts an interestingly oblique light on Churchill's personality, and on a traumatic war. -- Lucy Hughes-Hallett * Observer *
This is a tremendously readable and enjoyable book ... She aims to retell the story in a thrilling contemporary style for a generation of readers, and in this she succeeds. Most historians will have cause to envy her narrative ability. -- Alex von Tunzelmann * The New York Times Book Review *

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“Thrilling”

A huge thanks to Penguin for sending me an advance copy of this, it was absolutely brilliant.

This book is a fascinating look at a chapter in Churchill's life which I previously knew very little about.

What I... More

Paperback edition
23rd September 2017
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“A real page turner”

This book is a great read. It is a real suspenseful page turner. Whilst giving an insight into the history of the Boer War it also is an excellent portrayal of the young Winston Churchill and all aspects of his... More

Paperback edition
22nd October 2017
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