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Summary, Analysis & Review of Candice Millard's Hero of the Empire by Instaread

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Narrated by: Sam Scholl
Length: 24 mins
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Candice Millard's Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill is an account of future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's rise to fame during the Second Boer War. It focuses on Churchill's early career as a war journalist and particularly on his daring escape from a Boer prisoner of war camp. That escape propelled him to national fame and launched his political career.

Churchill was born in 1874 into a world dominated by the British Empire. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a brilliant politician whose career was cut short by his irascibility. He died after an undiagnosed illness and erratic behavior when Churchill was 21. Churchill's mother Jennie was a breathtakingly beautiful socialite who was widely known to have had many affairs including a possible liaison with the Prince of Wales.

Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.

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