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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Descrizione libro Knopf, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. New clothbound hardcover in very good dust jacket. Jacet still looks like new, but has a closed 1 inch tear at bottom front edge near spine that I repaired with a piece of acid-free tape. The sun is lightly sunned overall. Also, Note that previous owner was a collector who carefully reinforced the dust jacket with what appears to be archival tape along the interior edges to prevent shelf wear. The book itself is in pristine new, clean, crisp, tight and unread condition. Codice libro della libreria 046188
Descrizione libro Knopf, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0394506685
Descrizione libro Knopf, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110394506685