The Fatal Shore : The epic of Australia’s founding by Robert Hughes
Be prepared for a long book — but a goodie. Fatal Shore details the history of the founding of Australia — and also goes over the geopolitical situation going on at the time in Britain.
George Northrup referred the book to me and I am glad he did. The Australia penal colony is one of those events an American hears about but does not understand. This book gave me a much deeper understanding of one of the most remarkable countries in the world.