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The Resource The Boer War, Winston Churchill, (sound recording)

The Boer War, Winston Churchill, (sound recording)

Label
The Boer War
Title
The Boer War
Statement of responsibility
Winston Churchill
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a young, ambitious soldier, Winston Churchill managed to get himself posted to the 21st Lancers in 1899 as a war correspondent for the Morning Post - and joined them in fighting the rebel Boer settlers in South Africa. In this conflict, rebel forces in the Transvaal and Orange Free State had proclaimed their own statehood, calling it the Boer Republic. Perhaps the most riveting personal account is found in London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, where Churchill is captured in Pretoria not long after he arrives to join the British forces - and is frustrated not by the conditions in the prison but by the fact that he was missing the action. Churchill tells the story of how he escaped and made a daring overland crossing, travelling only at night to avoid detection. Over a 64-year span, Churchill published over 40 books, many multivolume definitive accounts of historical events to which he was a witness and participant. All are beautifully written and as accessible and relevant today as when first published. During his 50-year political career, Churchill served twice as Prime Minister in addition to other prominent positions - including President of the Board of Trade, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Home Secretary. In the 1930s, Churchill was one of the first to recognise the danger of the rising Nazi power in Germany and to campaign for rearmament in Britain. His leadership and inspired broadcasts and speeches during World War II helped strengthen British resistance to Adolf Hitler - and played an important part in the Allies eventual triumph. One of the most inspiring wartime leaders of modern history, Churchill was also an orator, a historian, a journalist, and an artist. All of these aspects of Churchill are fully represented in this collection of his works
Cataloging source
NRAND
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1874-1965
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Churchill, Winston
Dewey number
968.048092
PerformerNote
Read by Ric Jerrom
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1874-1965
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Jerrom, Ric
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • Escapes
  • South African War, 1899-1902
Target audience
adult
Label
The Boer War, Winston Churchill, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • computer disc
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058759686
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
2 MP3 discs (approximately 18 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781531801700
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)959937209
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Boer War, Winston Churchill, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • computer disc
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058759686
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
2 MP3 discs (approximately 18 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781531801700
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)959937209
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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