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Churchill's First War: Young Winston and the Fight Against the Taliban
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Con Coughlin
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Churchill's First War: Young Winston and the Fight Against the Taliban

Con Coughlin


9780330545969

Pan


History;
Asian history;
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900;
Military history;
Battles & campaigns


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456 pages

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Over a century ago, a young cavalry lieutenant wrote a riveting account of what he saw during his first major campaign, a vicious war against tribal insurgents on the North-West Frontier. Winston Churchill's The Story of the Malakand Field Force, published in 1898, made his reputation as a writer -- and as a soldier. More than 120 years later it is still reading for military commanders on the ground, both British and American. Now, acclaimed author and foreign correspondent Con Coughlin tells the story of that campaign, combining colourful historical narrative, interviews with contemporary key players and the journalist's eye for both a good story and deep analysis. Churchill's First War is not only a dramatic and vivid piece of military history but affords us a rare insight into both the nineteenth-century 'Great Game' and the twenty-first century conflict that has now raged longer than the Second World War and taken more lives than the Falklands.

By:   Con Coughlin
Imprint:   Pan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Unabridged
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   282g
ISBN:   9780330545969
ISBN 10:   0330545965
Pages:   456
Publication Date:   February 2014
Recommended Age:   From 18
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Con Coughlin is the executive foreign editor of the Daily Telegraph and a world-renowned expert on the Middle East. He is the critically-acclaimed author of several books, including the international bestseller, Saddam: His Secret Life. He appears regularly on television and radio in Britain and America to comment on international security issues. He appears regularly on television and radio in Britain and America to comment on international security issues.


'Vividly captures Churchill's absolute single-mindedness.' Spectator 'Persuasively written and well-balanced in its emphasis, it provides an intriguing introduction to the present crisis in Afghanistan through the exploits of the region's most famous combatant' The Sunday Times 'As Con Coughlin reveals in an intriguing and exciting study, the story of Churchill's tussles with the ancestors of today's Taliban is one of high adventure' Scotsman

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