Hero of the Empire The Making of Winston Churchill

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Thrilling, tremendously enjoyable' The New York Times
'A nail-biting escape story' Financial Times

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

'Completely engrossing' Andrew Roberts

Book information

ISBN: 9780141984193
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 968.04831092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: ix, 381 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 320g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 24mm