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The Resource The river war : an account of the reconquest of the Sudan, Winston Churchill, (electronic resource)

The river war : an account of the reconquest of the Sudan, Winston Churchill, (electronic resource)

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The river war : an account of the reconquest of the Sudan
Title
The river war
Title remainder
an account of the reconquest of the Sudan
Statement of responsibility
Winston Churchill
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Language
eng
Summary
Churchill's first major historical work is still considered one of his most riveting. -- Library Journal "It's a great read." -- The Washington Examiner A story of heroism and glory that rivals any work of fiction, this instructive treatise on a Middle Eastern conflict was written by one of history's greatest figures. In The River War, Winston Churchill recounts a critical but often overlooked episode from the days when the British Empire was at the height of its power: the operations directed by Lord Kitchener of Khartoum on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899, which led to England's reconquest of the Egyptian Sudan. After the 1881 rebellion of the Mahdi had plunged the Sudan into chaos, British attempts to withdraw from the region climaxed in General Gordon's ill-fated attempt to rescue officials, soldiers, and Egyptian subjects from Khartoum. A decade later, the British government began its efforts in the pacification and restoration of the Sudan--a mission that succeeded within two years, at the final battle of Omdurman. Churchill was present at this decisive battle, and he wrote this book while he was still a young cavalry officer. In addition to the future statesman's views of the conflicts and the politics behind them, it shows how the River War altered the fates of England, Egypt, and the Arabian people of northeast Africa. Illustrated by 22 maps and plans, this treatise offers valuable insights into a historic clash of Western and Arabic cultures
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1874-1965
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Churchill, Winston
Dewey number
  • 962.4/03
  • 962.4/03
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT156.6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Sudan
Target audience
adult
Label
The river war : an account of the reconquest of the Sudan, Winston Churchill, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTgxMDMzMDE=
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frd00008564
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Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
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one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780486122823
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  • (Sirsi) i9780486122823
  • (Sirsi) b1441112
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Label
The river war : an account of the reconquest of the Sudan, Winston Churchill, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTgxMDMzMDE=
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00008564
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486122823
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486122823
  • (Sirsi) b1441112
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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