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Churchill's confidant : enemy to lifelong friend / Ricahrd Steyn.

By: Steyn, Richard.
Publisher: London : Robinson, 2017Description: xii, 329 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781472140760.Subject(s): Smuts, Jan Christiaan, 1870-1950 | Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965 | Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | South Africa -- HistoryDDC classification: 920 Summary: `The remarkable friendship between Winston Churchill and Jan Smuts is a rich study in contrasts. In youth they occupied very different worlds: Churchill, the rambunctious and thrusting young aristocrat; Smuts, the ascetic, philosophical farm boy from the Western Cape in South Africa who would go on to Cambridge where, in an unprecedented achievement, he sat both parts of a law tripos simultaneously and won a double first. Brought together first as enemies in the Anglo-Boer war, and later as allies in the First World War, the men forged a friendship that spanned the first half of the twentieth century and endured until smuts' death in 1950.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

`The remarkable friendship between Winston Churchill and Jan Smuts is a rich study in contrasts. In youth they occupied very different worlds: Churchill, the rambunctious and thrusting young aristocrat; Smuts, the ascetic, philosophical farm boy from the Western Cape in South Africa who would go on to Cambridge where, in an unprecedented achievement, he sat both parts of a law tripos simultaneously and won a double first. Brought together first as enemies in the Anglo-Boer war, and later as allies in the First World War, the men forged a friendship that spanned the first half of the twentieth century and endured until smuts' death in 1950.

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