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Churchill's First War

Young Winston at War With the Afghans
Coughlin, Con (Book - 2014 )
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"Just over a century ago British troops were fighting a vicious frontier war against Pashtun tribeman 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"--
Authors: Coughlin, Con, 1955-
Title: Churchill's first war
young Winston at war with the Afghans
Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press,, 2014.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Characteristics: xxi, 298 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Passing out
The wild frontier
A subaltern and a gentleman
Passage to India
The seat of war
Knight of pen and sword
High stakes
A splendid episode
A rough hard job.
Summary: "Just over a century ago British troops were fighting a vicious frontier war against Pashtun tribeman 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"--
Local Note: 15 53 112 118 148 172 210 216 226
ISBN: 1250043042
9781466841048
9781250043047
Statement of Responsibility: Con Coughlin
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-282) and index.
Subject Headings: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan) History, Military 19th century. Afghan Wars Biography. Soldiers Great Britain Biography. Pushtuns Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa History 19th century. Afghan Wars Campaigns Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Great Britain. Army Biography. Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 Career in the military. Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Topical Term: Afghan Wars
Soldiers
Pushtuns
Afghan Wars
LCCN: 2013038808
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