London to Ladysmith via Pretoria (English Edition) Kindle电子书
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- ASIN : B00QKIF9LQ
- 出版社 : Benediction Classics (2012年5月11日)
- 出版日期 : 2012年5月11日
- 语言 : 英语
- 文件大小 : 373 KB
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- 纸书页数 : 121页
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美国亚马逊： 13 条评论
Even-handed report of the Boer War, and a glimpse of a legend in youth2014年3月12日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This well-written set of dispatches from young British cavalry officer Winston Churchill is notable for its accounts of an armored train's encounter with Dutch-descended "Boer" fighters in South Africa and Churchill's escape from an officer's prison camp. But it is also notable for Churchill's repeated acknowledgments of the determination, fighting skill, and generally correct conduct of Great Britain's adversaries in that small but costly colonial war of more than 100 years ago. The dispatches, written from the field and under time pressure, do not display the Ciceronian formality of Churchill's later books, but are direct, clear, and interesting. Readers who enjoy this short work might wish to move on to Thomas Pakenham's history of the conflict, "The Boer War" (1991). It gives background that Churchill's readers already knew, and covers later developments beyond the scope of Churchill's account.
O Captain, My Captain
This is another excellent book from the pen of Winston Spencer Churchill written ...2018年4月3日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This is another excellent book from the pen of Winston Spencer Churchill written about his exploits in the Second Boer War in south Africa. Although he was there as a newspaper correspondent, he was addicted and attracted to the whiff of gunpowder and often took an active role in military operations.
He's a masterful story teller and this first hand account of his experience in the Boar War is very interesting but not as good as "The River War"2018年7月7日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Anything by Churchill is well worth reading. He's a masterful story teller and this first hand account of his experience in the Boar War is very interesting but not as good as "The River War".
Joseph F. Burke
Early Churchillian2014年4月21日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
As one who knows South Africa and its history well, and as an admirerer of Chruchill and his rhetoric, I am enjoying this book - his reports of the Anglo-Boer War as a young correspondent, but it doesn't measure up to his superior, later writing. if it were by another author I'd probably give it four stars, but I hold churchill to a stricter rating system. So, yes, I recommend it with that proviso.
Not their finest hour2015年3月17日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Churchill would later describe the defense of Britain against Hitler's Luftwaffe in 1940-41 as the "finest hour" in the long history of the Empire. Clearly, the Boer War was not. Yet, in this account of the relief of Ladysmith, young correspondent/cavalry officer Winston S. Churchill has shown by virtue of his personal view and participation in the South African war that it was not their worst hour. Churchill's stubborn resistance of the Nazi juggernaut in WWII May have been in part inspired by Sir George White's defense of Ladysmith 40 years earlier.