The Resource Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard, (CD sound recording)

Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard, (CD sound recording)

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Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill
Title
Hero of the empire
Title remainder
the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill
Statement of responsibility
Candice Millard
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Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the 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 the Boer War would profoundly affect 20th century history"--
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BLACP
Dewey number
968.04/831092
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LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
M54 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • history
  • biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Simon Vance
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard, (CD sound recording)
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Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard, (CD sound recording)
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digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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4 3/4 in.
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hours, 30 minutes)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307987938
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780307987938
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • 60bssl
  • PRHA 3575
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9780307987938
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not applicable
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