Author(s): Ed Wright
"Settlements of the Doomed" is part of "The Pocket History series" - a conveniently portable, stylishly packaged and eminently collectible set of six books that each open a window onto a selection of remarkable stories, characters and themes from the past. History they say is written by the winners. We read about the first settlers arriving in Sydney Cove with modern icon the Opera House in our minds. But the world is scattered with the remnants of other, forgotten settlements. Here in "Settlements of the Doomed" are twelve tales from the annals of history's many failures that have as much to tell us about human nature as anything that smacks of success. This title: highlights some of history's lesser known colonial stories; contains twelve brief, riveting and informative stories from across the globe; and, includes six beautifully designed books in the series to collect - each brimming with detailed historical content.
Ed Wright is a social commentator and regular contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian, and the Australian Financial Review. He was the co-founder of the satirical Strewth! magazine and has a PhD in American Literature from the University of Sydney. He is also the author of History's Greatest Scandals, Celebrity Family Trees, A Left-Handed History of the World, Lost Explorers and Ghost Colonies (Pier 9).