Candice Millard, the bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, returns to Thurber House to discuss her book about young Winston Churchill, Hero of the Empire. At 24, Churchill believed he was destined to become prime minister of England. Desperate for recognition on the battlefield, he put himself in extreme danger in wars in India and Sudan. However, glory eluded him. While he was a reporter covering the Boer War, Churchill and the soldiers he was accompanying were captured. He escaped, traversing hundreds of miles of enemy territory. Churchill enlisted, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Millard spins a tale of bravery, savagery and chance encounters with such historical characters as Rudyard Kipling and Mohandas Gandhi.