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The Commonwealth of thieves

Thomas Keneally

The Commonwealth of thieves

by Thomas Keneally

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Published by Random House Australia in North Sydney, N.S.W .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prisoners,
  • Penal colonies,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTom Keneally
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV9875.N4 K46 2006
    The Physical Object
    Pagination509 p. :
    Number of Pages509
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25037559M
    ISBN 109781741666137
    LC Control Number2011459130

    Commonwealth of Thieves is, at least on the surface, an attempt at a social history, but it never really gets very far beneath the surface of the handful of diaries and court records that he uses as primary sources. Large sections of the book read like an endless procession of anecdotes, and it doesn't seem as if there's any attempt to bind /5(27). Commonwealth of Thieves is, at least on the surface, an attempt at a social history, but it never really gets very far beneath the surface of the handful of diaries and court records that he uses as primary sources. Large sections of the book read like an endless procession of anecdotes, and it doesn't seem as if there's any attempt to bind /5(28).

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    The Commonwealth of Thieves kenally writes clearly. this is a well researched and informative book. written in the style of a novel nevertheless it provides an informed view of early European settlement. Overall 4 out of 5 stars. Performance 3 out of 5 stars. Story.   A Commonwealth of Thieves by Thomas Keneally, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().


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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.

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