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marlene lopez

Candice Millard’s first book, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, was a New York Times bestseller and won the William Rockhill Nelson Award. Millard’s second book, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President, was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, the PEN Center USA award, the One Book—One Lincoln Award, the Ohioana Award and the Kansas Notable Book Award. Her most recent book is Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill (Doubleday).  Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there as a journalist, to cover the brutal colonial war between the British and Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival, 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. Kirkus Review calls Hero of the Empire,  “A fresh, captivating history of the enduringly colorful Churchill.”