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

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

by Winston Churchill
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The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan by Winston Churchill


First published in 1899 and revised for the 1902 edition by its author Winston Churchill, this history of the River War in Sudan vividly chronicles the military campaign that altered the destinies of England, Egypt, and the Arabian peoples in northeast Africa. 

More by accident than design, in Churchill’s view, England was drawn into the affairs of Egypt in the 1880s, for at the same historical moment that the English, under Lord Cromer, were granted virtually sovereign power to establish a sound government in Egypt and to stimulate its national economy, the Mahdi rebelled in the Egyptian suzerainty of Sudan. Violence and bloodshed ensued, and the English soon found themselves embroiled alongside their Egyptian ally in a bitter conflict with the fiercely nationalistic Mahdi—a conflict that culminated in the massacre of General Charles Gordon at Khartoum and the emergence of the fanatical regime known as the Dervish Empire. 

In this illuminating volume, Churchill not only dramatically relates the catastrophic events in Sudan’s 1880s, but also places them in the context of Sudanese history. So it is that his subsequent account of the reconquest and pacification of Sudan by a mixed Anglo-Egyptian force under the command of Sir Herbert Kitchener weds history to destiny, as the outcome of the River War for decades would link Great Britain to the uneasy future of Egypt and Sudan. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620874769
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 01/24/2013
Edition description: Facsimile
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 219,580
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was prime minister of Great Britain during World War I. Throughout his long and distinguished political career, his writing was prolific. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

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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