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The Imperialists - cover

The Imperialists

Vivian Stuart

Publisher: Skinnbok

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Summary

The twenty-third book in the dramatic and intriguing story about the colonisation of Australia: a country made of blood, passion, and dreams.
 
A new century has dawned as Australia forms their country. 
 
New hopes characterise the lives of the young Australians. Some had to the Outback in search of gold and glory. Others find their fulfilment in politics and seize power in the newly-formed country. Some are even moving north to conquer new lands.
Available since: 09/22/2023.
Print length: 300 pages.

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