Milton History Book Club: Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard

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Date & Time: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Milton Branch Library
855 Mayfield Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009-3035
Cost: All programs are free and open to the public.
Description: Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard.

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.

Millard spins an epic story of bravery, savagery, and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener, and Mohandas Gandhi with whom he would later share the world stage. But Hero of the Empire is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect 20th century history.

An E-book copy of this title is available for downloading.
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Phone: 404-613-4402
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