My African Journeyby Winston Churchill
In the early years of the 20th Century, Winston Churchill served as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. During this time, he lobbied for permission to tour and inspect Britain�s holdings in East Africa. This book is a travelogue of sorts, documenting Churchill�s trip, the people he met, and his thoughts on how Britain might work to improve the lives of East… See more details below
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In the early years of the 20th Century, Winston Churchill served as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. During this time, he lobbied for permission to tour and inspect Britain�s holdings in East Africa. This book is a travelogue of sorts, documenting Churchill�s trip, the people he met, and his thoughts on how Britain might work to improve the lives of East African people under her rule.
This book is a vivid and compelling account of Churchill�s travels�and some of the thoughts and suggestions he raises will prove to be prescient. It�s fascinating reading for Churchill enthusiasts and those interested in the historical relationship between Britain and its colonies toward the end of the Colonial Era.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sir Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 �for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.�
Over a 64-year span, Churchill published over 40 books, many multi-volume definitive accounts of historical events to which he was a witness and participant. All are beautifully written and as accessible and relevant today as when first published.
During his fifty-year political career, Churchill served twice as Prime Minister in addition to other prominent positions�including President of the Board of Trade, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Home Secretary. In the 1930s, Churchill was one of the first to recognize the danger of the rising Nazi power in Germany and to campaign for rearmament in Britain. His leadership and inspired broadcasts and speeches during World War II helped strengthen British resistance to Adolf Hitler�and played an important part in the Allies� eventual triumph.
One of the most inspiring wartime leaders of modern history, Churchill was also an orator, a historian, a journalist, and an artist. All of these aspects of Churchill are fully represented in this collection of his works.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Well before he began his political career, Winston Churchill was a war correspondent and a soldier in the British Army, starting in 1895. He saw action in conflicts such as the Second Boer War and the Mahdist War, as well as in World War I. His writings during this time are insightful eyewitness accounts of war�fascinating both for their historical significance and the insights they offer into Churchill as an author and a future world leader.
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