by Candice Millard

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, 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.

Interview with the Author

History Author Show
Candice Millard – Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill
9/25/16       56 min

CSpan’s Q&A
Q&A with Candice Millard
11/5/16       60 min

The Art of Manliness
#240: The Making of Winston Churchill
10/4/16        39 min

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