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Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Hero of the Empire,’ a Young Churchill Earns His Spurs

Candice Millard’s account of Winston Churchill’s exploits during the Boer War in 1899 vividly recounts an entitled youth who wins headlines for his brashness and bravery.
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