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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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For many, the thought of Scotland conjures up little more than kilts, bagpipes, and Scotch whiskey. In this lively and engrossing history, Arthur ... Show synopsis

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Arabella

can't write, can't think

by Arabella on Apr 29, 2012

?That?s not a very good book,? said the man in the Albuquerque airport. ?I?ve read it, and it?s not very good.? Amen. How this long, dull, rambling, poorly-written tome ever found a publisher is baffling. Herman can?t write, and he certainly can?t think. According to Herman, Adam Smith ... More

frog6

A Reflection of Our Country Today

by frog6 on Nov 16, 2008

A colorful, live and provocative, synoptical Scot's history of our country's development in educational, governmental and financial conditions and how it is applicable today. A must read for all who wish to make changes in who we are, where we are and who cares on this marble called earth.. More

bugdoc

Scots rule

by bugdoc on Sep 11, 2008

Excellent history of the scotish influence on modern day life. More

Opie1

Scots' Cultural Contributions

by Opie1 on Jan 14, 2008

This is a history of Scots since the 1500's, specializing in their cultural contributions. I found especially interesting the fact that their children attended schools before others because their new church (Presbyterian) required that they read the Bible. I was amazed by the deep philosophies developed ... More

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