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

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    • Abstract:
      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.
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-259).
    • ISBN:
      9780547443317
      0547443315
    • Accession Number:
      ocn953709984
      953709984
    • Accession Number:
      fay.537787
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HILLSBERY, K. Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India. [s.l.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Hillsbery K. Empire Made : My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537787. Accessed October 17, 2019.
    • APA:
      Hillsbery, K. (2017). Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537787
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hillsbery, Kief. 2017. Empire Made : My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537787.
    • Harvard:
      Hillsbery, K. (2017) Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537787 (Accessed: 17 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hillsbery, K 2017, Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, viewed 17 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Hillsbery, Kief. Empire Made : My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537787.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hillsbery, Kief. Empire Made : My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537787.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hillsbery K. Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India [Internet]. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 17]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.537787