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Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy - Michael Pembroke

Arthur Phillip’s story is not just written with historical fidelity. It is also told with an eye to the picturesque and with an engaging focus on the scientific and natural world. This is not just a book about wooden ships and big guns, although they certainly feature. It is a story of privation and ambition, of wealthy widows and marriage mistakes, of money and trade, of espionage and mercenaries, of discovery and exploration, and of hardship and illness. It is also a story of the extraordinary idealism that inspired and accompanied the founding of Australia. Inevitably there is loneliness and desperation, war and disappointment.

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