OSHR 3159 - Book Discussion: Hero of the Empire by Candace Millard (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

It should come as no surprise that Winston Churchill was an ambitious, young go-getter long before he became Sir Winston Churchill, but you might be surprised by how interesting his young life was. The son of Lord Randolph Churchill (who ascended to the position of leader of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the Exchequer before dying at the age of forty-five), Winston Churchill set off as a young man to find glory on the battlefield, with an eye toward ultimately emulating his father’s success in politics. The young Winston played a part in four wars on three different continents, the last of which was the Boer War. His experience as a prisoner in that war is the jumping off point of this book, and author Millard puts her narrative gifts to work as she describes his harrowing escape, setting the man in his time, and illustrating the man to describe his times.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.