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Commonwealth of Thieves
Commonwealth of Thieves
Author: Thomas Keneally
The story of modern Australia begins in eighteenth-century Britain, where people were hanged for petty offences but crime was rife, and the gaols were bursting. From this situation was born the Sydney experiment, with criminals perceived to be damaging British society transported to Sydney, an 'open air prison with walls 14,000 miles thick'. Ele...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780099483748
ISBN-10: 0099483742
Publication Date: 6/1/2007
Pages: 528
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Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Book Type: Paperback
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