How the Scots Invented the Modern World (Hardback)
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Short Description for How the Scots Invented the Modern World Who formed the first modern nation?Who created the first literate society?Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism?The Scots.Mention of Scotland and the Scots usually conjures up images of kilts, bagpipes, Scotch whisky, and golf. But as historian and author Arthur Herman demonstrates, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland earned the respect of the rest o...
- Published: 01 May 2002
- Format: Hardback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780609606353 ISBN 10: 0609606352
- Sales rank: 948,809
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Reviews for How the Scots Invented the Modern World
"Oh God - the previous reviews mention England more than Scotland and show a high level of the 'Scottish cringe'. The inability to accept praise when it's given and to criticise the positive tone of the book is appalling but only to be expected from Scots - a Scot couldn't have written this book because they don't have the self-confidence to do it. People take note - Scotland is NOT defined by it's relationship with England and being embarrased & self deprecating when praise is given is NOT the only way to review this book. It lays out the important contributions Scots have made and, being written by an American, avoids the usual round-shouldered, shuffling, wimpy embarrasment displayed by so many Scots lacking in self-confidence. " by a Book Depository customer