The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan
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The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

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by Winston S. Churchill
     
 

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This instructive treatise on a Middle Eastern conflict was written by one of history's greatest figures. Churchill recounts the operations directed by Lord Kitchener on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899, offering valuable insights into a historic clash of Western and Arabic cultures. 22 maps and plans.

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This instructive treatise on a Middle Eastern conflict was written by one of history's greatest figures. Churchill recounts the operations directed by Lord Kitchener on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899, offering valuable insights into a historic clash of Western and Arabic cultures. 22 maps and plans.

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ISBN-13:
9780486447858
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/24/2006
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Winston Churchill, in addition to his careers of soldier and politician, was a prolific writer under the pen name "Winston S. Churchill". After being commissioned into the 4th Queen's Own Hussars in 1895, Churchill gained permission to observe the Cuban War of Independence and sent war reports to The Daily Graphic. He continued his war journalism in British India, at the Siege of Malakand, then in the Sudan during the Mahdist War and in southern Africa during the Second Boer War. Churchill's fictional output included one novel and a short story, but his main output comprised non-fiction. After he was elected as an MP, over 130 of his speeches or parliamentary answers were also published in pamphlets or booklets; many were subsequently published in collected editions. Churchill received 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".

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River War an Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
barrycol More than 1 year ago
Sir Winston has a way of relating history that brings it to life. The River War is just such an account.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting history book. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago