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The Mark of the Scots: Their Astonishing Contributions to History, Science, Democracy, Literature, and the Arts

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Here is an entertaining celebration of the achievements of people of Scottish descent. Scottish accomplishments throughout history in every field of endeavor—from science to the arts to politics to exploration—rival those of the largest ethnic groups. Even though fewer than one half of one percent of the people of the world can claim Scottish ancestry, Scots have certainly made their mark: almost eleven percent of all the Nobel Prizes ever awarded have involved Scots and their descendants, and more than seventy-five percent of all American presidents have had Scottish ancestors.

Famous world figures of Scottish descent include people as diverse as Elizabeth Taylor and John D. Rockerfeller; Edvard Grieg and Winston Churchill; Sir Laurence Olivier and Immanuel Kant; Charles de Gaulle and Walt Disney. And many of the worlds most important inventions and scientific discoveries, including television, the telephone, penicillin, and electric lighting, were created by the Scots and their descendants.

The Mark of the Scots contains thousands of facts and is fully annotated. It is the most comprehensive and readable book ever written on the subject and well deserves a place on the shelves of genealogists and every native or overseas Scot.

About the Author

Duncan A. Bruce, FSA Scot., is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is one of the few Americans to be awarded arms from the Lyon Court in Scotland, and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He lives with his wife, Tamara, in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781629141947
Author:
Bruce, Duncan A.
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 BandW photos
Pages:
402
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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