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Sep 06

BoW: Hero of the Empire

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 8:34 AM by Lianne Flax


Hero of the Empire
by Candace Millard

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While many of us are familiar with Winston Churchill as the prime minister of England during World War II, his youth is discussed less frequently. Churchill was a journalist covering the Boer War in 1899, when the military unit he was embedded with was captured. Two weeks into captivity, Churchill escaped and traveled hundreds of miles alone to safety. That's incredible enough, but Churchill then enlisted and returned to South Africa, ultimately helping free the soldiers he was imprisoned with.

This title was selected a 2017 Kansas Notable Book. Candace Millard will be at the Kansas Book Festival this Saturday, September 9, Kansas Statehouse. Millard is a resident of Kansas City.

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