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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572006

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 3995

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572073

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 8958

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2016 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • 2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2016. • 2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more. • 2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2016—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac ® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2016, from news and sports to pop culture. • 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State's unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac® takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory. • Statistical Spotlight: A brand-new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. • Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160057212X

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 3281

The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600571891

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 715

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2015 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2014 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a ''treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information'' by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2014 while providing all the information you'll need in 2015. • 2014—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2014. • 2014—Election Results: Complete state-by-state results from 2014 midterm elections. • 2014—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Men's World Cup in Brazil, 2014 World Series, Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, and much more. • 2014—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2014, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2014, from news and sports to pop culture. • Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world today. • American Veterans: A Statistical Feature: After a year in which the performance of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs came under scrutiny, this statistical feature reveals important information on the health, employment, education, and future prospects of American veterans. • Health Care Statistics: Details about U.S. health care policy, including ongoing implementation of health care reform and the first statistics on federal and state health insurance marketplace enrollment, consumer costs, and much more. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Controversial Sports Team Owners: From Walter O’Malley to George Steinbrenner to Donald Sterling, the owners of sports teams have the power to change the game. The editors of The World Almanac® choose the most controversial franchise owners of past and present pro sports. • and much more.

The World Almanac 2017 Trivia Game

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: World Almanac

ISBN: 9781600572104

Category: Games

Page: 124

View: 1859

Build Core Development Skills with a Fun Trivia Game! The World Almanac® 2017 Trivia Game will get students excited about learning with its game show–style skills-based challenges. This interactive Q&A card game requires players to listen carefully to trivia questions and work individually or with teammates to find the correct answer. The perfect companion to The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2017, the cards challenge students' natural curiosity as they explore topics from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Questions are assigned points based on the level of skill required, so everyone from beginners to advanced researchers can play! Use this game to enrich lessons across the curriculum and get students reading, researching, and learning. These cards will help students learn the following skills: • Identifying keywords and subjects • Locating information • Understanding content • Using new vocabulary accurately • Utilizing charts, graphs, and tables • and more. Pocket chart sold separately.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600571751

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 5757

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere—in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600571832

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 5158

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2014 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2013 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

View: 1267

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Guinness World Records 2018

Meet our Real-Life Superheroes

Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 1912286181

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 8694

The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science and amazing sporting achievements than ever before. With more than 3,000 new and updated records and 1,000 eye-popping photos, it has thousands of new stats and facts and dazzling new features. There is so much to explore inside. Go on a whirlwind tour of the planet’s most amazing places, from the largest swamps to the deepest points on Earth. Find out what happens when you give an octopus a Rubik’s Cube, and why all you need to defend yourself from a crocodile is a rubber band! You’ll also find all your favorite records and categories such as Big Stuff, Collections, Mass Participation and Fun with Food, plus the year’s most significant sporting achievements. Our editors have also taken inspiration this year from the world of superheroes – both fictional and real-world – so look out for our feature chapter charting your favorite caped crusaders in comic books, TV shows and movies. We also meet the real-life record-breakers with genuine superpowers, such as the Canadian strongman vicar who can pull a jumbo jet and an actual cyborg who uses technology to augment his senses. You’ll also learn all about the science of superheroes, such as who the fastest and strongest superheroes would be if they came to life, and who would win in a royal rumble between Superman, Batman, Hulk and Dr Strange! Also new this year is a celebration of the superlative with infographic poster pages that explore the most exciting absolutes, such as the longest, tallest, fastest and heaviest. Does the longest sofa outstretch the longest train? Is the tallest Easter egg bigger than the tallest snowman? Find out in this amazing new edition. You’ll also find these special pages available as free poster downloads at guinnessworldrecords.com! From science to showbiz via stunts and sports, there are real-life heroes all around us in all shapes and sizes, achieving the extraordinary every day. There’s only one book where you’ll find so many amazing facts all in one place, and that’s Guinness World Records 2018!

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018

Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.),National Geographic Kids

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426327722

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 3003

Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.

The Book of Useless Information

Author: Noel Botham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399532696

Category: Humor

Page: 286

View: 408

Provides a compilation of offbeat trivia and little-known and pointless facts that range from how much Elvis weighed at the time of his death, to how many Quarter Pounders can be made from a single cow and what the suits in a deck of cards represent.

Pears' Cyclopaedia 2017-2018

Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141985541

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 832

View: 4330

First published as the Pears Shilling Cyclopaediain 1897 by Queen Victoria's famous soap-makers to celebrate her golden jubilee, this treasured reference compendium condenses a world of information into one concise volume. Pearsis still the only book of its kind to be fully revised and updated annually by a dedicated team of experts, making it the favourite encyclopaedia, crossword lifesaver and quizzing Bible for thousands, year after year. The quintessentially British almanac, Pears' Cyclopaediacontinues to inform and intrigue generations of readers with its unique mix of solid facts and fascinating gems. Now in its 126th year, this ultimate volume offers clear and concise information on such wide-ranging subjects as global events, Norse mythology and modern cinema. Updated regularly by editor Chris Cook and his panel of experts, this handy and beautiful edition includes new entries for all major events from 2017-18 and all the traditional favourites - from public figures and celebrities, through medical matters and classical mythology, to a gazetteer of the British Isles and the latest tax advice. This is a world of knowledge rolled into one must-have volume - the Swiss army knife of reference books.

The CIA World Factbook 2017

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510712895

Category: Reference

Page: 1114

View: 1800

A country-by-country guide to the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2017 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2016. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2017 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military expenditures and capabilities • Information on each country’s climate and natural hazards • Details on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation • Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and businesspeople with a desire to know more about their world.

The World Almanac for Kids 2014

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: World Almanac

ISBN: 9781600571763

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 7951

A colorful and exciting reference tool that covers it all - from sports and animals to movies and tv. The World Almanac® for Kids is the best-selling reference book for kids, with more than 4.4 million copies sold. Filled with thousands of fun, fascinating facts and essential homework help on a wide range of subjects, this engaging, full-color almanac has been completely updated, with hundreds of new photographs, dozens of completely new features, and a wealth of puzzles, games, activities, maps, websites, and much more. An ideal homework aid and a joy to read for kids and adults alike, The World Almanac® for Kids 2014 provides timely and timeless information on popular subjects such as animals, science, sports, music, U.S. history, and more. Features include: • Animals: Brand-new features on preventing species poaching and extinction. Explore animals on every level, from endangered species to the biggest, smallest, and fastest creatures in the world. Discover what it’s like to be a veterinarian, which pets are most common, and what pet might be right for you. • Crime: Investigate how forensic science helps law-enforcement officials solve crimes, including how DNA is being used to prove guilt or acquit the innocent. The World Almanac for Kids talks to an air marshal to find out what it’s really like to be on alert for lawbreakers at 30,000 feet. • Energy and Environment: Information on renewable energy in action, climate change, and even urban bike-sharing programs demonstrates practical effects of policies. Plus great features on personal choices that can have a big environmental impact, and much more. • Faces and Places: Huge full-color photographs showcase the year's most talked-about topics! Covers headlines in movies, music, sports, and more serious need-to-know news. • Fashion: “Fashion Through the Ages” entertains with historical trivia and is complemented by up-to-the minute details on today’s fashion trends. Plus, find out about today’s biggest fashion designers and what it’s really like to make a career in fashion. • Games: Check out the top-selling video games and apps of all time compared to today’s top-sellers, and get a preview of the latest installments of some old favorites. • Health: An essential reference for information on nutrition, fitness, and body systems, plus a brand-new feature about what it’s really like to go to work as a doctor every day. • Homework Help: From easy writing hints to quick test-taking tips, The World Almanac® for Kids is a handy resource for any student’s homework needs. Includes a brand-new feature on how to research for papers, projects, and reports that emphasizes good sourcing online and off and avoiding errors and plagiarism. • Inventions: See how the technologies we take for granted today evolved from a simple idea to an improved device. • Movies and TV: Fun facts about this year's most popular movies, TV shows, and viral video stars give kids a close-up look at what's coming up next. • Money: Get to know the world’s youngest billionaires, oldest forms of currency, and fun facts and trivia on everything in between. Then learn practical ways to save, budget, and make the most out of what’s in your wallet. • Music and Dance: Get the inside scoop on One Direction, Katy Perry, and more of 2013’s hottest acts, including the latest winners of American Idol, The Voice, and Dancing With the Stars. • Nations: Make the world a little smaller with interesting facts and trivia about every country in the world, including population, language, and fun facts. Includes maps and flags of more than 190 nations! • Population: Learn about the changing face of the United States with up-to-date census results. Then take a global look at the world’s mega-cities, population growth, and where populations are actually shrinking. • Sports: From Super Bowl Sunday and the Final Four to the NBA Finals and the Indy 500, get information on kids’ favorite teams, pro athletes, and sports. Includes brand-new features on Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and other exciting highlights from the 2012 Olympic Games, plus a sneak peek at the 2014 Winter Olympics. • Technology and Computers: The World Almanac® for Kids breaks down the technology behind the gadgets and apps we use every day, from GPS to voice-recognition. Also pick up quick tips on taking advantage of cloud computing, avoiding cyberbullying, and staying safe online. • United States: New features on subjects from presidential trivia to the 2012 presidential race complement profiles of each of the 50 states. • and much more. • and much more.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),National Geographic Kids

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426324170

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 7140

Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.

The Future of the Brain

Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists

Author: Gary Marcus,Jeremy Freeman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851939

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 2891

Including a chapter by 2014 Nobel laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser An unprecedented look at the quest to unravel the mysteries of the human brain, The Future of the Brain takes readers to the absolute frontiers of science. Original essays by leading researchers such as Christof Koch, George Church, Olaf Sporns, and May-Britt and Edvard Moser describe the spectacular technological advances that will enable us to map the more than eighty-five billion neurons in the brain, as well as the challenges that lie ahead in understanding the anticipated deluge of data and the prospects for building working simulations of the human brain. A must-read for anyone trying to understand ambitious new research programs such as the Obama administration's BRAIN Initiative and the European Union's Human Brain Project, The Future of the Brain sheds light on the breathtaking implications of brain science for medicine, psychiatry, and even human consciousness itself. Contributors include: Misha Ahrens, Ned Block, Matteo Carandini, George Church, John Donoghue, Chris Eliasmith, Simon Fisher, Mike Hawrylycz, Sean Hill, Christof Koch, Leah Krubitzer, Michel Maharbiz, Kevin Mitchell, Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, David Poeppel, Krishna Shenoy, Olaf Sporns, Anthony Zador.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 890

View: 8803

A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

Nemo's Almanac

A Quiz for Book Lovers

Author: Ian Patterson

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782834036

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 175

View: 6544

Which bestselling novelist wrote about a tumble at the seaside? Do you know the poet who penned lines in praise of frogs? And who had strong opinions on April? A well-kept secret of the literary world for over a hundred years, the fiendishly addictive Nemo's Almanac quiz is now available in book form for the first time. Each chapter will put your knowledge to the test as you search for the origins of quotes on subjects from breakfast to bonfires, and from sunshine to snow. Featuring the work of everyone from Aldous Huxley to Zadie Smith, Nemo's Almanac is a quirky gem of a quiz, which will tantalise, entertain and enlighten whether enjoyed alone or with friends. And if that tip-of-your-tongue feeling doesn't transform into a solution, the answers in the back will send you on fresh journeys of literary discovery. Includes a short history of the quiz from former Nemo's Almanac editor Alan Hollinghurst.

Ultimate Weird But True

1,000 Wild and Wacky Facts and Photos!

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426308647

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 2770

Presents facts, brief stories, and photos on topics including extreme hotels, freaky foods, and crazy art, showing that fact can be as weird as fiction.

Hero of the Empire

The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Author: Candice Millard

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307948781

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 7678

A thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival Churchill was taken prisoner ... The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Hero of Empire is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect twentieth-century history.

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