December 13, 2017
The History Book Club meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Cayuga Museum on the second Wednesday of the month, excluding June, July and August. Participation is free and guests can come to any or all of the meetings.
December 13 -- Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard. 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 Churchill would later share the world stage. The lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect 20th century history.
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