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How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It

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daoldbear, July 1, 2008 (view all comments by daoldbear)
I was Very pleased with the title, and the content of the book. I will be purchasing more copies of this book as birthdays and gift-giving holidays arise, for my "other" SCOTTISH friends and family.
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Catherine, October 30, 2006 (view all comments by Catherine)
The title may be a bit of an exaggeration, and some parts of the book fairly glow with unfounded praise, but on the whole, it was an enjoyable read. The author does a capital job of explaining how much of our modern ways of thinking, technology, engineering, architecture, etc . . . are either by and large an achievement of the Scots initially or greatly influenced by them. It was a truly thought-provoking book with ne'er a dull moment, which is always a wonderful thing to find in a non-fiction history book.
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ISBN:
9780609809990
Author:
Herman, Arthur
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Scots
Subject:
National characteristics, scottish
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - Scotland
Subject:
World History-Scotland and Wales
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 02-3
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in 0.75 lb

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Product details 480 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780609809990 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Finally we have a book that explains how the...Scots created the modern civilized values America and the Western world still uphold. This is a great book, one which is now even more relevant than ever."
"Review" by , "Arthur Herman provides a convincing and compelling argument. . . . He is a natural writer, weaving philosophical concerns seamlessly through a historical narrative that romps along at a cracking pace." Irvine Welsh, The Guardian
"Review" by , "Herman's book tells an exciting story with gusto...its range and narrative verve make it an entertaining and illuminating read."
"Review" by , "A skeptic could easily be converted by Herman's deft presentation...this work sets a high academic standard yet is carefully leavened with colorful anecdotes."
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-452) and index.
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