The River War

The River War

by Winston S. Churchill
     
 

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Nearly 100 years ago -- in 1898 -- the British sent an expeditionary force under General Kitchener to the Sudan to avenge General Gordon and put down a rebellion led by the Khalifa Abdullah. Kitchener's army closed with Abdullah at Omdurman; the results were an early version of Desert Storm.

Riding in Kitchener's calvary was a young subaltern, Winston Churchill, who

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Nearly 100 years ago -- in 1898 -- the British sent an expeditionary force under General Kitchener to the Sudan to avenge General Gordon and put down a rebellion led by the Khalifa Abdullah. Kitchener's army closed with Abdullah at Omdurman; the results were an early version of Desert Storm.

Riding in Kitchener's calvary was a young subaltern, Winston Churchill, who had come to write as well as fight. Even at a young age Churchill exuded authority, and this book, which made him famous, has become a classic.

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Churchill wrote this account of the campaign at Omdurman in Arabia in 1899 when he was still soldiering for the queen. It was his first major historical work and is still considered one of his most riveting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406845860
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
936,275
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill won the Nobel Prize in Literature and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. 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.

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