A Commonwealth of Thieves

The Improbable Birth of Australia
Product Number: EB00148179
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307387578
Publisher: Anchor
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In this spirited history of the remarkable first four years of the convict settlement of Australia, Thomas Keneally offers us a human view of a fascinating piece of history. Combining the authority of a renowned historian with a brilliant narrative flair, Keneally gives us an inside view of this unprecedented experiment from the perspective of the new colony's governor, Arthur Phillips. Using personal journals and documents, Keneally re-creates the hellish overseas voyage and the challenges Phillips faced upon arrival: unruly convicts, disgruntled officers, bewildered and hostile natives, food shortages, and disease. He also offers captivating portrayals of Aborigines and of convict settlers who were determined to begin their lives anew. A Commonwealth of Thieves immerses us in the fledgling penal colony and conjures up the thrills and hardships of those first four improbable years. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Dec 04, 2007

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Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Genre: History
Product Number DD20524
Released: Nov 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400102914
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Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Genre: History
Product Number Z100090028
Released: Feb 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400122912

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