Review of Hero of the Empire by Candace Millard

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill - Candice Millard

Another exciting book by Candice Millard.  This book tells the story of Winston Churchill and the Boer War.  Millard always does a nice job of intertwining the story of late 19th century British history and their involvement in the Boer War, South African history, and the story of Churchill and his actions during the War.  Millard is a master at finding relevant yet obscure historical facts to help her narrative move along (the origins of the terms "sniper" and "trench coat" to name two).  A nice quick read that helped improve my knowledge of a war and country I knew little about.