Empire Made: My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India, Kief Hillsbery
  • List: $24.99  |  Sale: $17.50
    Club: $12.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Empire Made: My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India

Author: Kief Hillsbery

Narrator: James Cameron Stewart

Unabridged: 9 hr 42 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Highbridge Audio

Published: 07/25/2017

Genre: History - Asia - India & South Asia

Synopsis

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.

Recommended

India A Portrait, Patrick French
India
by Patrick French

List: $39.98

Sale: $27.98

Club: $19.98

Narrator: Walter Dixon
Published: 09/06/2011

The Way I Heard It, Mike Rowe
The Way I Heard It
by Mike Rowe

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Mike Rowe
Published: 10/15/2019

A Concise History of Modern India, Barbara D. Metcalf
A Concise History of Modern India
by Barbara D. Metcalf

List: $29.00

Sale: $20.31

Club: $14.50

Narrator: Raj Ghatak
Published: 03/01/2019

Killing the SS The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History, Bill O'Reilly
Killing the SS
by Bill O'Reilly

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Bill O'Reilly
Published: 10/09/2018

21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
by Yuval Noah Harari

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Derek Perkins
Published: 09/04/2018

Three Women, Lisa Taddeo
Three Women
by Lisa Taddeo

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Tara Lynne Barr
Published: 07/09/2019

Spearhead An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II, Adam Makos
Spearhead
by Adam Makos

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Johnathan McClain
Published: 02/19/2019

The Pioneers The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, David McCullough
The Pioneers
by David McCullough

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd
Published: 05/07/2019

Sea Stories My Life in Special Operations, William H. McRaven
Sea Stories
by William H. McRaven

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: William H. McRaven
Published: 05/21/2019
{"id":"1966572","ean":"9781681685175","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Empire Made: My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India","subtitle":"My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India","author":"Kief Hillsbery","rating_average":"0","narrator":"James Cameron Stewart","ubr_id":"1966572","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"24.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"James Cameron Stewart","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 9 hr 42 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}