Settlement of the Doomed highlights some of history's lesser known colonial stories, in twelve brief, riveting and informative stories from across the globe.
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 Doom 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.
All titles in the Short History series:
The Clash of History's Titans
Fame & Infamy
Turning the Tide of Battle
Obscure Events that Shaped the World
The War of Words
When the World Stood Still
Settlements of the Doomed
Journeys of Discovery
Amazons & Hellcats
Broadswords, Bayonetes and B-52s
Good Girls Don't Make History