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Author Sandys, Celia.

Title Churchill wanted dead or alive / Celia Sandys
Edition First Texas A & M University Press edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 233 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Gateway -- Preparing for war -- Cruising to a catastrophe -- The station yard -- Knight errant -- The Botha legend -- Into captivity -- The states model school -- Controversy -- Wanted dead or alive -- A soldier again -- A general on Spion Kop -- Into Ladysmith -- A lull in the storm -- Return to Pretoria -- Epilogue: a triumphal progress
Summary ". . . Notable for its depiction of young Churchill, warts and all, as a very human character ..."--New York Times"A bestseller in the UK, this portrait of Winston Churchill, written by his granddaughter, unapologetically presents the future prime minister as an action hero in the Boer War. It's rousing reading. Sandy's affection for her grandfather is obvious, but she shows enough of his grandiosity to maintain a reader's trust. ... Sandys is fully aware of the extent to which her grandfather had a finger to the political winds during his exploits: he sought the lim
Notes Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 -- Career in journalism
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- South Africa -- Biography.
South African War, 1899-1902 -- Journalists -- Biography.
South African War, 1899-1902 -- Prisoners and prisons, Afrikaner
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1461949475 (electronic bk.)
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