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Title Churchill wanted dead or alive / Celia Sandys.
Imprint College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2013.


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Edition First Texas A & M University Press edition.
Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 233 pages) : illustrations, map
Note Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 -- Career in journalism.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
South African War (1899-1902)
Churchill, Winston 1874-1965
South African War, 1899-1902 -- Prisoners and prisons, Afrikaner.
Prisoners of war -- South Africa -- Biography.
South African War, 1899-1902 -- Journalists -- Biography.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain.
South Africa.
Genre Biography.
Contents Gateway -- Preparing for war -- Cruising to a catastrophe -- The station yard -- Knight errant -- The Botha legend -- Into captivity -- The states model school -- Controversy -- Wanted dead or alive -- A soldier again -- A general on Spion Kop -- Into Ladysmith -- A lull in the storm -- Return to Pretoria -- Epilogue: a triumphal progress.
Summary ". . . Notable for its depiction of young Churchill, warts and all, as a very human character ..."--New York Times"A bestseller in the UK, this portrait of Winston Churchill, written by his granddaughter, unapologetically presents the future prime minister as an action hero in the Boer War. It's rousing reading. Sandy's affection for her grandfather is obvious, but she shows enough of his grandiosity to maintain a reader's trust. ... Sandys is fully aware of the extent to which her grandfather had a finger to the political winds during his exploits: he sought the lim.
Other Title Print version: Sandys, Celia. Churchill wanted dead or alive. First Texas A & M University Press edition 9781623490676