My Early Life: A Roving Commission (Fontana books)

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9780006337416: My Early Life: A Roving Commission (Fontana books)

Winston Churchill wrote this account of the first 25 years of his life in 1930. It reveals him struggling with Latin grammar at prep school, charging the Dervishes at Omdurman and preparing his first political speech for a Conservative fete.

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An account of the first 25 years of his life...Here he brings back those days with magical clarity -- Nicholas Bagnall, The Sunday Telegraph

some would put it as one of the outstanding works of the twentieth century -- Roy Jenkins, Churchill

the best of all his books -- Lord Deedes

this wonderful book confirms his stature as one of the finest English prose stylists of the last century -- Simon Shaw, The Mail on Sunday

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One of the classic volumes of autobiography, 'My Early Life' is a lively and colourful account of a young man's quest for action, adventure and danger. Churchill's schooldays are undistinguished, but he is admitted to Sandhurst and embarks on a career as a soldier and a war correspondent, seeing action in Cuba, in India, in the Sudan – where he took part in the battle of Omdurman, of which he gives us a stirring account – and finally in South Africa. Taken prisoner by the Boers, Churchill makes a daring escape. Back home he embarks on the political career that is to make him one of Britain's most distinguished parliamentarians.

First published in 1930, when Churchill's most testing time still lay ahead of him, 'My Early Life' is memorable both as an adventure-story and as an account of the events and influences that helped to shape the career of a great Englishman.

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WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
Published by FONTANA PRESS (1983)
ISBN 10: 0006337414 ISBN 13: 9780006337416
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