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ABOUT THE Author
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill, was an Indie Next pick, a top ten critics pick by the New York Times and named Amazon’s number one history book of 2016. Millard's most recent book, released in May of 2022, is River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile. She is the recipient of the 2017 BIO Award, and her work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World, the Guardian, National Geographic and Time magazine. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and three children.
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By the Book INTERVIEW
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2016 National Book Festival Gala
Candice Millard speaking at the
2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival Gala in Washington, D.C. Millard discusses the importance of literacy, what books have meant
to her throughout her own life,
and the timeless treasure of our national libraries.
MILLARD SPEAKING TO FELLOW
AUTHORS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Candice Millard speaking at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio. This house, where Garfield lived with his family before his presidency, became the first presidential library after his death. Today it is run by the National Park Service and is open to the public.
Candice Millard is the author of four New York Times bestselling books. Her first book, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a Book Sense Pick, won the William Rockhill Nelson Award, was a finalist for the Quill Awards, and has been published in multiple foreign editions. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President, won the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, the PEN Center USA award for Research Nonfiction, the One Book-One Lincoln Award, the Ohioana Award, and the Kansas Notable Book Award.
River of the Gods
Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile
For millennia the location of the Nile River’s headwaters was shrouded in mystery. In the 19th century, Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke set out to claim the prize for England. From the start the two men clashed as they endured tremendous hardships, illness, and constant setbacks, relying on the help of Sidi Mubarak Bombay, a formerly enslaved man who was their porter, translator, guide, nurse, and trusted friend.
Hero of the Empire
THE BOER WAR, A DARING ESCAPE AND THE MAKING OF WINSTON CHURCHILL
At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for Parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield.
Destiny of the Republic
A TALE OF MADNESS, MEDICINE
AND THE MURDER OF A PRESIDENT
Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, Destiny of the Republic will stand alongside The Devil in the White City and The Professor and the Madman as a classic of narrative history.
The River of Doubt
At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.
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