The Fatal Shore : the epic of Australia's founding (Book, 1988) [WorldCat.org]
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The Fatal Shore : the epic of Australia's founding

Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: Place of publication not identified : Vintage, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books Ed edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hughes
ISBN: 9780394753669 0394753666
OCLC Number: 733678653
Notes: Paperback.
Awards: Winner of Duff Cooper Prize 1987
Description: 752 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Robert Hughes.

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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.

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