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The Resource Churchill's first war : young Winston at war with the Afghans, Con Coughlin

Churchill's first war : young Winston at war with the Afghans, Con Coughlin

Label
Churchill's first war : young Winston at war with the Afghans
Title
Churchill's first war
Title remainder
young Winston at war with the Afghans
Statement of responsibility
Con Coughlin
Title variation
Young Winston at war with the Afghans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Just over a century ago British troops were fighting a vicious frontier war against Pashtun tribesmen 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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coughlin, Con
Dewey number
954.91/2035
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS392.N67
LC item number
C68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Great Britain
  • Afghan Wars
  • Pushtuns
  • Soldiers
  • Afghan Wars
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan)
Label
Churchill's first war : young Winston at war with the Afghans, Con Coughlin
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/047/9781250043047/image/lgcover.9781250043047.jpg
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Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn862053026
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250043047
Lccn
2013038808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862053026
  • (Sirsi) a1724389
Label
Churchill's first war : young Winston at war with the Afghans, Con Coughlin
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/047/9781250043047/image/lgcover.9781250043047.jpg
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn862053026
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250043047
Lccn
2013038808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862053026
  • (Sirsi) a1724389

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