In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia-An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal Shore is the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given its true history to Australia.
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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.From the Publisher:
"A brilliant and enduring achievement...history of the highest order combining thorough research with vivid narrative and thoughtful assessment."--Arthur M. Schlesinger
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Book Description Vintage, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099459159
Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099459159 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.3016168
Book Description Vintage, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99459159