My Early Life

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My Early Life, also known in the USA as A Roving Commission: My Early Life, is a 1930 book by Winston Churchill.wikipedia
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London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

A significant portion of the book covers his experiences in the Second Boer War of 1899-1902 which he had earlier described in London to Ladysmith via Pretoria (1900) and Ian Hamilton's March (1900).
Churchill later re-told the events described in articles in The Strand Magazine in 1923–24, and his autobiography My Early Life.

Ian Hamilton's March

A significant portion of the book covers his experiences in the Second Boer War of 1899-1902 which he had earlier described in London to Ladysmith via Pretoria (1900) and Ian Hamilton's March (1900).
In 1930 Churchill produced an autobiography, My Early Life, which also had several chapters devoted to his Boer War experiences.

Young Winston

The film Young Winston was based on this book.
Young Winston is a 1972 British film covering the early years of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, based in particular on his book, My Early Life: A Roving Commission.

Second Boer War

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A significant portion of the book covers his experiences in the Second Boer War of 1899-1902 which he had earlier described in London to Ladysmith via Pretoria (1900) and Ian Hamilton's March (1900).

The River War

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It also includes descriptions of other campaigns he had previously written about: The River War (1899), concerning the reconquest of Sudan, and The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898) in today's Pakistan.

Sudan

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It also includes descriptions of other campaigns he had previously written about: The River War (1899), concerning the reconquest of Sudan, and The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898) in today's Pakistan.

The Story of the Malakand Field Force

It also includes descriptions of other campaigns he had previously written about: The River War (1899), concerning the reconquest of Sudan, and The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898) in today's Pakistan.

Pakistan

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It also includes descriptions of other campaigns he had previously written about: The River War (1899), concerning the reconquest of Sudan, and The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898) in today's Pakistan.

1929 United Kingdom general election

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The book was published after the Conservative Party lost the 1929 election and consequently Churchill ceased to be a member of the government.

Stanley Baldwin

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He wrote to Stanley Baldwin, "I have had a delightful month - building a cottage and dictating a book: 200 bricks and 2000 words per day."

Nanny

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The book includes an observation made upon the death of his nanny.

South Africa

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19. The Armoured Train (in today's South Africa)

Winston Churchill

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My Early Life, also known in the USA as A Roving Commission: My Early Life, is a 1930 book by Winston Churchill.

Reader's Digest Condensed Books

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In a few cases, new editions of older works (Up from Slavery, originally published in 1901 (Autumn 1960), A Roving Commission: My Early Life, originally published in 1930 (Autumn 1951) or Goodbye Mr. Chips, originally published in 1934 (Summer 1961)) were also among the condensed selections.

Gamal Abdel Nasser

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He read the Qur'an, the sayings of Muhammad, the lives of the Sahaba (Muhammad's companions), and the biographies of nationalist leaders Napoleon, Atatürk, Otto von Bismarck, and Garibaldi and the autobiography of Winston Churchill.

Armoured train

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Recalling his experience in My Early Life, Churchill wrote "Nothing looks more formidable and impressive than an armoured train; but nothing is in fact more vulnerable and helpless. It was only necessary to blow up a bridge of culvert to leave the monster stranded, far from home and help, at the mercy of the enemy".

Winston Churchill as writer

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In 1930 he wrote his first autobiography, My Early Life, after which he began his researches for Marlborough: His Life and Times (1933–38), a four-volume biography of his ancestor, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.

Elizabeth Everest

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Churchill wrote in his autobiography, My Early Life : "I loved my mother dearly - but at a distance. My nurse was my confidante. Mrs Everest it was who looked after me and tended all my wants. It was to her I poured out all my many troubles."

Savrola

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Churchill's own verdict on his early foray into fiction was given in his autobiography My Early Life: "I have consistently urged my friends to abstain from reading it."

Roving commission

My Early Life: A Roving Commission – a 1930 book by Winston Churchill.