A Private Empire
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A Private Empire

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A Private Empire explores Britain's imperial past through the eyes and experiences of a single family. Historian Stephen Foster focuses on the Macphersons of Blairgowrie in Scotland, who recorded their private and public lives through five generations in an extraordinary archive of letters, documents and diaries. Elegantly presented with contemporary paintings and photographs, A Private Empire tells an intimate story of ambition and frustration, love and deception, wisdom and folly, pride and shame, passion and restraint, an attachment to place, an affection for kin - all set against the grand shifting background of Britain's imperial rule.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 30mm | 898.11g
  • MURDOCH BOOKS
  • PIER 9
  • Millers Point, Australia
  • English
  • Illustrations map
  • 1741965055
  • 9781741965056
  • 397,670

About Stephen Foster

Dr Stephen Foster is the executive editor of a multi-volume history of Australia to mark the bicentenary of Australian settlement. His other publications include Frontier Conflict: The Australian Experience (co-editor), and a history of the Australian National University.show more