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Churchill's First War : Young Winston at War With the Afghans
by Con Coughlin


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"Churchill's First War "by Con Coughlin is a fascinating account of Winston Churchill's early military career fighting in the 1890 Afghan campaign, offering fresh and revealing parallels into today's war in Afghanistan
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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"Churchill's First War "by Con Coughlin is a fascinating account of Winston Churchill's early military career fighting in the 1890 Afghan campaign, offering fresh and revealing parallels into today's war in Afghanistan
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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250043047
  • ISBN-10: 1250043042
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Page Count: 298
  • Dimensions: 1.25 x 6.5 x 9.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.16 pounds


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