Young Winston's Wars The Original Despatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent, 1897-1900

By: Churchill, Winston & Frederick Woods (editor)

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DJ shows shelf wear with small tears and light chipping, front flap creased. Previous owner's name on FFEP, half title and title page. A couple of pages show water damage at fore edge, shelf soil bottom fore corner ; A tight solid book, hinges intact, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs and maps; 8.66 X 5.83 X 1.57 inches; 350 pages; "Few people realize that Winston Churchill's fame began with the name he made for himself as a war correspondent during the years of Britain's last imperial wars. Beginning 1897 and continuing for about 3 years thereafter, he sent electrifying and unusual despatches to two London morning papers from the front lines of battle at the Northwest Frontier in India, where he had found service with the Bengal Lancers; from General Kitchener's campaign to resubjugate the "whirling" Dervishes in the Sudan; and from the height of the Boer War in South Africa. Churchill's brilliant and fluent writing, infused with immediacy and the genuine excitement of a soldier at the front, earned him a place beside the most famous correspondents of the era. But he never forgot his political ambitions. Time and again he intruded on his own reports with comments which went far beyond the normal scope of war correspondence, the rolling Churchillian perorations ringing sonorously from the tightly packed columns of type. Aided by an unexpected journalist bonus provided by his capture and subsequent escape from the Boers, Churchill returned to England the most glamorous national figure of the day and won a seat in the House of Commons at the age of 25."

Title: Young Winston's Wars The Original Despatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent, 1897-1900

Author Name: Churchill, Winston & Frederick Woods (editor)

Categories: Militaria, Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1973

ISBN Number: 0670795151

ISBN Number 13: 9780670795154

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 18361

Keywords: Winston Churchill boer war sudan General Kitchener correspondent