The Mark of the Scots: Their Astonishing Contributions to History, Science, Democracy, Literature, and the Arts
Here is the first-ever celebration of all things -- and all people -- of Scottish descent. Scottish accomplishments throughout history in every field ... Show synopsis Here is the first-ever celebration of all things -- and all people -- of Scottish descent. Scottish accomplishments throughout history in every field of endeavor rival those of much larger ethnic groups. Famous Americans of Scottish descent include George Washington and Thomas Jefferson; Katharine Hepburn and Elvis Presley; John D. Rockefeller and Ty Cobb. World figures include Winston Churchill, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Immanual Kant. The Panama, Suez, and Gota canals were all built by Scottish engineers. And many inventions, including the steam engine, telephone, television, and the computer, were created by the Scots and their descendants. The Mark of the Scots contains thousands of facts and is fully annotated. It is a comprehensive and readable book for every genealogist, Scottish American, and history buff.