Hero of the Empire

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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill
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First edition cover
AuthorCandice Millard
GenreBiography
PublisherDoubleday
Publication date
2016
Pages381
ISBN978-0-804-19489-1
OCLC961698818
WebsiteHero of the Empire

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill is a 2016 book by Candice Millard covering Winston Churchill's exploits during the Boer War. Her third book, Hero of the Empire garnered favorable response by major newspaper companies worldwide and was a winner of the 2017 Kansas Notable Book Awards.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Millard's third book received praise from many news organizations such as The New York Times,[2][3] The Washington Post,[4] The Guardian,[5] and USA Today.[6]

Alex von Tunzelmann writing for The New York Times called Hero of the Empire, "a tremendously readable and enjoyable book",[3] and Lucy Hughes-Hallett writing for The Guardian called it, "a thrilling journey, and Millard tells it with gusto."[5]

Tim Brady of the Star Tribune described Millard as "an extremely talented writer, equally adept at penning heart-stopping battlefield scenes and the peculiarities of the emerging Boer culture in early South African history."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The State Library of Kansas Announces the 2017 Kansas Notable Books". State Library of Kansas. May 19, 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ Senior, Jennifer (September 21, 2016). "Review: In 'Hero of the Empire,' a Young Churchill Earns His Spurs". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b Von Tunzelmann, Alex (October 4, 2016). "Winston Churchill's Great Escape". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  4. ^ Olson, Lynne (September 16, 2016). "Winston Churchill, hungry for recognition at any cost". Washington Post. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b Hughes-Hallett, Lucy (25 September 2016). "Hero of the Empire: The Making of Winston Churchill review – gripping". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  6. ^ Damsker, Matt (September 18, 2016). "Hero of the Empire". USA TODAY. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  7. ^ Brady, Tim (September 30, 2016). "Review: 'Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill,' by Candice Millard". Star Tribune. Retrieved 18 July 2018.

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