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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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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Who Knew?

    I loved this book and was fascinated by the history presented by the author. It was truly eye-opening to read about the role religion and education played not only in Scotland but by influencing thought, business and art endeavors around the globe. My copy of this book is now well worn with underlined passages on nearly every page. Though a collection of historical facts, the author does a wonderful job of making it read almost as easily as a fictional novel. I highly recommend this book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2001

    A great examination of a broad streach of history

    The author takes on the dauting task of exploring the impact of one culture on the rest of the world over several centuries. He carries out the probject with ease. This reads more like a novel than a history book. The scope is epic, and the writing style fluid.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Well-written and semi-easy to read. You can't just jump into the

    Well-written and semi-easy to read. You can't just jump into the middle of it but you can follow along well enough if you start from the beginning. Many, many names and references popup that you won't have any idea about if you just jump around. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Must read for all

    Incredible account of the Scottish Enlightenment and its influence on the world we know today. A little dry at times but well worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    WOW!!!

    Not the easiest read. Some chapters I had to read 2-3 times to appreciate the contents, but, it was well worth the effort! Amazing, insightful and very well researched.....would recommend it to anyone who loves history or just learning!

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