Mapping The Past: A Search For Five Brothers At The Edge Of Empire by Charles DrazinMapping The Past: A Search For Five Brothers At The Edge Of Empire by Charles Drazin

Mapping The Past: A Search For Five Brothers At The Edge Of Empire

byCharles Drazin

Paperback | May 23, 2017

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Following his mother's death, Charles Drazin discovered a battered suitcase in his loft bearing the initials of his grandfather, a man he never knew. Inside was a treasure trove of photographs - of five men, in various far-flung locations. Following the most delicate of threads, he returned to the tiny village in Ireland where his mother was born, and began a search for the lives behind the images.

Mapping Empire is the result. It is the story of five brothers from rural Ireland, who travelled around the world as officers in the Royal Engineer Corps –surveying, exploring, mapmaking, fighting – in the twilight years of the British Empire. Moving from Eire today back to Britain at the height of her Imperial power, and covering the domestic conflicts of the late nineteenth century and the devastation of the First World War, via some of the most remote, hostile and uncharted parts of the planet, this is an imaginative, intimate and powerful work of history, by a writer of rare power.
Charles Drazin is the author of Korda: The Definitive Biography, The Finest Years: British Cinema of the 1940's and In Search of the Third Man, a book telling the story of the making of the classic film. He is also the editor of the Journals of John Fowles. He lives in London.
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Title:Mapping The Past: A Search For Five Brothers At The Edge Of EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.78 × 5.09 × 1.2 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099468271

ISBN - 13:9780099468271

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