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Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive

Sandys, Celia

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ISBN 10: 0786707046 / ISBN 13: 9780786707041
Edité par Carroll & Graf Pub, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Near Fine Hard Cover
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233pp. B/w photos throughout. Biographical account of Churchill's time spent in South Africa during the Boer War. Clean. N° de réf. du libraire 004932

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Titre : Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive

Éditeur : Carroll & Graf Pub, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1999

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :Near Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine

Edition : First Edition

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In this stirring biography of a brash, resourceful Churchill in his early twenties, Celia Sandys retraces her illustrious grandfather's path through South Africa as she reconstructs his adventures during nine months of the Anglo-Boer War at the end of the last century. She visits the campsites where the bold war correspondent and ready soldier bivouacked, the battlefields where he skirmished and fought, the site of his incarceration in Pretoria as the Boers' prisoner of war; she follows the route of his daring escape to the Mozambique border.

Using both British and South African sources, which alternately reveal the young combatant as a courageous ally or formidable foe, Sandys narrates the heart-stopping exploits of a Churchill that history has largely forgotten. Yet his heroics in Africa thrust him to fame on the international stage, and within three months of his return to England, at the age of twenty-five, Churchill became a member of Parliament.

Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive offers both a multifaceted portrait of the youthful adventurer who would become England's legendary prime minister and an exciting tale of the turbulent events one hundred years ago that defined South Africa for modern times.

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Celia Sandys is a granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill. Her mother was Churchill's eldest daughter, Diana, and her father Lord Duncan-Sandys, the former cabinet minister and member of his father-in-law's wartime government. She is married, has four children and lives in Wiltshire. Her only previous book was From Winston With Love and Kisses: The Young Churchill (Sinclair Stevenson 1994). She has lectured in America, Canada, Japan and Britain.

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