Winston Churchill Reporting: Adventures of a Young War Correspondent
Price: 20.00 USD
Philadelphia: De Capo Press, 2015. This is an new copy of Adventures of a Young War Correspondent. By his mid-twenties, before he took his first seat in Parliament, Winston Churchill managed to become one of the highest paid war correspondents in the world. He reported from battlefields on three different continents - "From the jungles of Cuba and the mountains of the North-West [Indian] frontier to the banks of the Nile and the plains of South Africa" - and saw more than his share of fighting and danger, including capture and a daring, improbable escape during the Boer War in South Africa. This book uses Churchill despatches and private letters to examine the ways in which these early experience shaped the young man who would not become Prime Minister for another four decades. "Winston Churchill Reporting intertwines young Winston's daring exploits in combat, adventures in distant corners of the globe, and rise as a major literary talent - experiences that shaped the world leader he was to become." This copy is in new, unread condition. The quarter white, alligator embossed paper over smooth blue paper-covered boards binding is square, pristine, and tight, the contents immaculate, and the jacket crisp and unclipped. The dust jacket is protected with a removable, archival quality cover. First edition, first printing.