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Scotland: The Autobiography
     

Scotland: The Autobiography

by Rosemary Goring
 

A vivid, wide-ranging, and engrossing account of Scotland s history, composed of timeless stories by those who experienced it first-hand.
Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone, and Billy Connolly. These include not only historic moments from Bannockburn to the opening of the new parliament in

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A vivid, wide-ranging, and engrossing account of Scotland s history, composed of timeless stories by those who experienced it first-hand.
Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone, and Billy Connolly. These include not only historic moments from Bannockburn to the opening of the new parliament in 1999 but also testimonies like that of the eight year- old factory worker who was dangled by his ear out of a third-floor window for making a mistake; the survivors of the 1746 Battle of Culloden, who wished perhaps that they had died on the field; the breakthrough moment for John Logie Baird, inventor of television; and, the genesis of great works of literature recorded by Conan Doyle, Stevenson, and the editor ofEncyclopaedia Britannica. From the battlefield to the sports field, this is living, accessible history told by crofters, criminals, servants, housewives, poets, journalists, nurses, politicians, prisoners, comedians, sportsmen, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590200735
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
07/03/2008
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.42(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Rosemary Goringstudied economic and social history at St. Andrews University before starting her career in publishing. She has since edited and written for many reference books, among them theLarousse Dictionary of WritersandDictionary of Literary Characters. First Literary Editor ofScotland on Sunday, she became Literary Editor ofThe Herald.

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