Churchill’s first piece of published fiction, Man Overboard! appeared in January 1899. Ronald Cohen’s bibliography dates its writing March 1898. In late March or early April, Churchill sent a draft to General Ian Hamilton: “The story I send you as it may amuse you for an hour….”
Watch James Muller, editor of Churchill's Great Contemporaries speak on "Lessons from the River War" at Hillsdale College's National Leadership Seminar "Churchill's True Greatness: Lessons for Today" in Denver, CO, April 21.