From the author of River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic, this is another engaging story about a strong masculine protagonist. This little-known (at least to me) story from Churchill’s early life makes for an exciting entry point to his biography. For example, I learned that within four years (1895-1899) Churchill took part in four wars on three continents.

To American readers, there will be unmistakable parallels between the Bantus and the Comanches, and between the Boers and American pioneers. The Boer War is a conflict that deserves further study, and this is a great introduction.