The Fatal Shore

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The Fatal Shore

By Robert Hughes

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780394753669, 752pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 1988

Description

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.



About the Author
About the Author:
Born in Sydney, Australia, in 1938, Robert Hughes has been the art critic of Time since he moved from Europe to the United States in 1970. His books--The Shock of the New, The Fatal Shore, Nothing if Not Critical, Barcelona--have won many awards in Australia, America, and Europe, most recently
(1992) the international El Brusi prize for literature and communications given by the Olimpiada Cultural in Barcelona.


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