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The Fatal Shore

The Fatal Shore

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Written by Robert HughesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Robert Hughes

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: February 12, 1988
  • Price: $21.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-394-75366-9 (0-394-75366-6)
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Winner of the 1987 Duff Cooper Prize

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

"A magnificent history, with a richness of detail that is as mesmerizing as it is horrifying."
The Washington Post Book World