The Fatal Shore: the Epic of Australia's Founding

The Fatal Shore: the Epic of Australia's Founding

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 149.86 x 238.76 x 43.18mm | 929.86g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Vintage Books.
  • TWO 16 PAGE PHOTO INSERTS MAPS
  • 0394753666
  • 9780394753669
  • 39,733

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

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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.show more

About Robert Hughes

ROBERT HUGHES was born in Australia in 1938. In 1970, he moved to the United States to become chief art critic for Time, a position he held until 2001. His books include The Shock of the New, The Fatal Shore, Nothing if Not Critical, The Culture of Complaint, Barcelona, American Visions, A Jerk on One End, Goya, Things I Didn’t Know, and Rome.  He is a New York Public Library Literary Lion and was the recipient of a number of literary awards and prizes, including two Frank Jewell-Mather Awards. He is widely held as the most respected art critic of our time.show more