The Fatal Shore
The epic of Australia's founding
By Robert Hughes
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780394753669, 752pp.)
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.
"A brilliant and enduring achievement...history of the highest order combining thorough research with vivid narrative and thoughtful assessment."--Arthur M. Schlesinger