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The Resource Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India, Kief Hillsbery

Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India, Kief Hillsbery

Label
Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India
Title
Empire made
Title remainder
my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India
Statement of responsibility
Kief Hillsbery
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lost in time for generations, the story of a 19th-century English gentleman in British India--a family mystery of love found and loyalties abandoned, finally brought to light. In 1841, twenty-year-old Nigel Halleck set out for Calcutta as a clerk in the East India Company. He went on to serve in the colonial administration for eight years before abruptly leaving the company under a cloud and disappearing in the mountain kingdom of Nepal, never to be heard from again. While most traces of his life were destroyed in the bombing of his hometown during World War II, Nigel was never quite forgotten--the myth of the man who headed East would reverberate through generations of his family. Kief Hillsbery, Nigel's nephew many times removed, embarked on his own expedition, spending decades researching and traveling through India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal in the footsteps of his long-lost relation. In uncovering the remarkable story of Nigel's life, Hillsbery beautifully renders a moment in time when the arms of the British Empire extended around the world. Both a powerful history and a personal journey, Empire Made weaves together a clash of civilizations, the quest to discover one's own identity, and the moving tale of one man against an empire."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India, Kief Hillsbery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-259)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An empire -- An education -- Margalla Pass -- A passage -- A griffin -- Ghazipur -- A safe and prudent distance -- A mosque -- An asiatic Rome -- Patna -- A folly -- A policeman -- A Christian soldier -- Gulzarbagh -- A conquest -- A peace -- Bankipore -- A war -- A giant -- A crossing -- Chandragiri -- A maharaja -- Kathmandu -- A prince -- A welcome -- A showcase -- Tipling -- A lark -- A mutiny -- Rosi Bagh -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa -- Lal Durbar -- Now is the waiting -- Stars of tears
Control code
ocn953709984
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780547443317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Ingram
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)953709984
Label
Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India, Kief Hillsbery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-259)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An empire -- An education -- Margalla Pass -- A passage -- A griffin -- Ghazipur -- A safe and prudent distance -- A mosque -- An asiatic Rome -- Patna -- A folly -- A policeman -- A Christian soldier -- Gulzarbagh -- A conquest -- A peace -- Bankipore -- A war -- A giant -- A crossing -- Chandragiri -- A maharaja -- Kathmandu -- A prince -- A welcome -- A showcase -- Tipling -- A lark -- A mutiny -- Rosi Bagh -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa -- Lal Durbar -- Now is the waiting -- Stars of tears
Control code
ocn953709984
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780547443317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Ingram
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)953709984

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