The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Edition:1st Vintage Books ed
- Shipping Weight (lbs):1.5
- Dimensions (in):5.1 x 1.5 x 8
- Publication Date:February 12, 1988
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The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system. With 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps.
An extraordinary volume--even a masterpiece--about the early history of Australia that reads like the finest of novels. Hughes captures everything in this complex tableau with narrative finesse that drives the reader ever-deeper into specific facts and greater understanding. He presents compassionate understanding of the plights of colonists--both freemen and convicts--and the Aboriginal peoples they displaced. One of the very best works of history I have ever read.
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