EVENT OVERVIEW: Candice Millard, Kansas City’s own Bestselling Author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of The Republic, will Present her New Hardcover Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill. This Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books & National Churchill Museum.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Candice Millard is a Former Writer & Editor at National Geographic Magazine. She lives with her family in Kansas City.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for Parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. Despite deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan, and as a journalist covering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish, glory and fame had eluded him. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his wits to guide him. The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Churchill would later remark that this period, "could I have seen my future, was to lay the foundations of my later life." Millard spins an epic story of bravery, savagery, and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener, and Mohandas Gandhi with whom he would later share the world stage. But Hero of the Empire is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from Boer War would profoundly affect 20th century history."
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
EVENT FORMAT: Candice Millard will Present her New Hardcover Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill and answer audience questions. A Booksigning will follow the Presentation. A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $30.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed). It's your choice for the same price.
Admission Packages will be available for purchase at our Sales & Service Table in the lobby of Unity Temple beginning at 6:00 PM!
DISCLAIMER: All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable. Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.