The Commonwealth of Thieves

Editorial Review - Books+Publishing - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors

For decades now the international community has grappled with a concept for seeking a new world order. It first attempted with the League of Nations, then with a United Nations whose efforts were thwarted by a contrary Soviet Union and thirdly with the post-Cold War endeavour - aptly referred to as 'the third try'. Unfortunately, for all its triumphs the United Nations is a dismal failure ... Read full review

A COMMONWEALTH OF THIEVES: The Improbable Birth of Australia

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A celebrated novelist (Schindler's List, 1982, etc.) and historian (American Scoundrel, 2002, etc.) writes the early history of the English settlers—the convicts and their keepers—of his native Australia.Keneally begins with a striking image from 1788: Eleven ships, crammed with criminals, tossing on the Pacific between Antarctica and the continent that will come to be known as Australia. The ... Read full review

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