Book Reviews of The Fatal Shore

The Fatal Shore
The Fatal Shore
Author: Robert Hughes
ISBN-13: 9780394506685
ISBN-10: 0394506685
Publication Date: 1987
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
i went to australia my junior year of college and before going, my friend suggested this book to me. I didn\'t get through the whole thing (it\'s a HUGE book) but it was great to be able to read up on bits and pieces of australian history. If i was more of a history buff i\'d love this book!
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book, seems thorough and probably accurate. Not an easy read because the English were as hard or harder on Aussies as they have been on all colonials, but I'm glad I read it.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you're traveling to Australia for the first time, this is the book that you want to read.
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A stunning work of incredible breadth and depth, densely packed with names, dates, and statistics, it nevertheless is an eminently readable account of the settling of Australia, from the forces in England that let to the Transportation system, to the American gold rush that ultimately ended it.
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Very good book.