Churchill's First War

Churchill's First War

Young Winston at War With the Afghans

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"Just over a century ago British troops were fighting a vicious frontier war against Pashtun tribesmen on the North West Frontier-- the great-great-grandfathers of the Taliban and tribal insurgents in modern-day Afghanistan. Winston Churchill, then a young cavalry lieutenant, wrote a vivid account of what he saw during his first major campaign. The Story of the Malakand Field Force, published in 1898, was Churchill's first book and, a hundred years later, is required reading for military commanders on the ground, both British and American. In Churchill's First War, acclaimed author and foreign correspondent, Con Coughlin tells the story of that campaign, a story of high adventure and imperial success, which contains many lessons and warnings for today. Combining historical narrative, interviews with contemporary key players, and the journalist's eye for great color and analysis, Churchill's First War affords us a rare insight into both the nineteenth-century "Great Game" and the twenty-first-century conflict that has raged longer than World War II--as well as the twentieth-century man who reunited a war-torn world"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Maartin's Press, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781250043047
Characteristics: xxi, 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Call Number: 954.912035 COU


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