My Early Life

My Early Life : A Roving Commission

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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. Acknowledged as his best book, it is also an elegiac portrayal of the halcyon period of Edwardian content before the First World War, and deeply revealing of one of the dominant personalities of the twentieth century.show more

Product details

  • Audio cassette
  • ISIS Publishing
  • ISIS Audio Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0753121875
  • 9780753121870

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This is the story of the first twenty-five years of Mr. Churchill's life, up to the point where his unique parliamentary career was just beginning. From childhood and his apprentice days at Harrow and Sandhurst we follow him on active service to Cuba, the North West Frontier, Omdurman and the Boer War (including the historic story of his escape from captivity), whilst in the background are his early adventures in politics and literature.show more

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