Churchill: Hero of the Empire
Hero of The Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape and The Making of Winston Churchill
New York: Doubleday, 2016.
Churchill's desire to be noticed, from his earliest years, was accelerated in Britain's war with the Boers, in 1899.
Only 24, he was soon captured and managed a daring escape, with a price on his head.
He returned a national hero and launched a political career, as well as creating attitudes that prejudiced foreign policy for the rest of his life.