The Fatal Shore

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The Fatal Shore

By Robert Hughes

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780394753669, 752pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 1988


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.

Praise For The Fatal Shore

"A brilliant and enduring achievement...history of the highest order combining thorough research with vivid narrative and thoughtful assessment."--Arthur M. Schlesinger