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Author Hillsbery, Kief, author.

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

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  954 HIL    Storage
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  954.031 B HALLECK, NIGEL    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  954.03 HIL    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  954.03 HIL    Check Shelf
Description xxiv, 259 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-259).
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.
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.
Subject Halleck, Nigel.
East India Company -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Hillsbery, Kief -- Family.
Hillsbery, Kief -- Travel -- Asia.
British -- India -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia -- Social conditions.
India -- History -- 19th century.
Uncles -- India -- Biography.
Gay men -- India -- Biography.
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
TRAVEL / Asia / India.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780547443317 (hardcover)
0547443315 (hardcover)
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