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My Early Life: 1874-1904

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Here, in his own words, are the fascinating first thirty years in the life of one of the most provocative and compelling leaders of the twentieth century

Winston Churchill

As a visionary, statesman, and historian, and the most eloquent spokesman against Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. In this autobiography, Churchill recalls his childhood, his schooling, his years as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Boer War, and his first forays into politics as a member of Parliament. My Early Life not only gives readers insights into the shaping of a great leader but, as Churchill himself wrote, "a picture of a vanished age."

If you want to fully understand Winston Churchill, My Early Life is essential reading.

Synopsis:

Here, in his own words, are the fascinating first thirty years in the life of one of the most provocative and compelling leaders of the twentieth century
Winston Churchill

As a visionary, statesman, and historian, and the most eloquent spokesman against Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. In this autobiography, Churchill recalls his childhood, his schooling, his years as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Boer War, and his first forays into politics as a member of Parliament. My Early Life not only gives readers insights into the shaping of a great leader but, as Churchill himself wrote, "a picture of a vanished age."

If you want to fully understand Winston Churchill, My Early Life is essential reading.

About the Author

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was prime minister of Great Britain from 1940-1945 and 1951-1955. A prolific writer, whose works include The Second World War and A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction by William Manchester

Preface by the Author

CHAPTER

I. Childhood

II. Harrow

III. Examinations

IV. Sandhurst

V. The Fourth Hussars

VI. Cuba

VII. hounslow

VIII. India

IX. Education at Bangalore

X. The Malakand Field Force

XI. The Mamund Valley

XII. The Tirah Expedition

XIII. A Difficulty with Kitchener

XIV. The Eve of Omdurman

XV. The Sensations of a Cavalry Charge

XVI. I Leave the Army

XVII. Oldham

XVIII. With Buller to the Cape

XIX. The Armoured Train

XX. In Durance Vile

XXI. I Escape from the Boers — I

XXII. I Escape from the Boers — II

XXIII. Back to the Army

XXIV. Spion Kop

XXV. The Relief of Ladysmith

XXVI. In the Orange Free State

XXVII. Johannesburg and Pretoria

XXVIII. The Khaki Election

XXIX. The House of Commons

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684823454
Introduction:
Manchester, William
Author:
Manchester, William
Introduction by:
Manchester, William
Introduction:
Manchester, William
Illustrator:
Manchester, William
Author:
Churchill, Winston
Author:
Manchester, William
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Churchill, winston, sir, 1874-1965
Subject:
Prime ministers
Subject:
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Churchill, Winston - Childhood and youth
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
27
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.075 oz

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Here, in his own words, are the fascinating first thirty years in the life of one of the most provocative and compelling leaders of the twentieth century
Winston Churchill

As a visionary, statesman, and historian, and the most eloquent spokesman against Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. In this autobiography, Churchill recalls his childhood, his schooling, his years as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Boer War, and his first forays into politics as a member of Parliament. My Early Life not only gives readers insights into the shaping of a great leader but, as Churchill himself wrote, "a picture of a vanished age."

If you want to fully understand Winston Churchill, My Early Life is essential reading.

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