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Candice Millard | Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Join New York Times bestselling author, Candice Millard, for a discussion and signing of her new book, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill.

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.

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.

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Event date: 
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385535731
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books - September 20th, 2016