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- DescriptionIn this bestselling account of the colonization of Australia, Robert Hughes explores how the convict transportation system created the country we kw today. Digging deep into the dark history of England's infamous efforts to move 160,000 men and women thousands of miles to the other side of the world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Hughes has crafted a groundbreaking, definitive account of the settling of Australia. Tracing the European presence in Australia from early explorations through the rise and fall of the penal colonies, and featuring 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps, <i>The Fatal Shore</i> brings to life the incredible true history of a country we thought we knew.
- Author BiographyRobert Hughes was born in Australia in 1938. In 1970, he moved to the United States to become chief art critic for<i>Time</i>, a position he held until 2001.His books include<i>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, </i>and<i>Rome</i>. 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.
- Author(s)Robert Hughes
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication31/12/1988
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House USA Inc
- Out-of-print date13/07/2011
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight680 g
- Width132 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine39 mm
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