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The Resource Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard, (sound recording)

Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard, (sound recording)

Label
Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill
Title
Hero of the empire
Title remainder
the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill
Statement of responsibility
Candice Millard
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. Despite deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan, and as a journalist covering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish, glory and fame had eluded him. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, and just two weeks later the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his wits to guide him. The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Millard, Candice
Dewey number
968.04/831092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
  • history
  • biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Simon Vance
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vance, Simon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • South African War, 1899-1902
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951015694
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307987938
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780307987938
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • 60bssl
  • PRHA 3575
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill, Candice Millard, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951015694
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307987938
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780307987938
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • 60bssl
  • PRHA 3575
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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