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A history maker

Author: Alasdair Gray
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 23rd century, the Public Eye, a television-like device that lets everyone see what everyone else is doing, has turned warfare into a spectator sport. One of particular interest involves the Scottish border regions' fight with the English. Wat Dryhope, leader of the Ettrick clan, pretends to surrender his clan's standard during a climactic battle, only to resume attack and win a draw. The trick gives him  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair Gray
ISBN: 0862414954 9780862414955 0862415233 9780862415235
OCLC Number: 32076783
Description: xv, 222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Alasdair Gray.

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In the 23rd century, the Public Eye, a television-like device that lets everyone see what everyone else is doing, has turned warfare into a spectator sport. One of particular interest involves the Scottish border regions' fight with the English. Wat Dryhope, leader of the Ettrick clan, pretends to surrender his clan's standard during a climactic battle, only to resume attack and win a draw. The trick gives him heroic standing and revolutionizes the rules of battle, setting off a global change in human combat. Though he seeks a more peaceful existence for his people, Dryhope's performance in warfare makes him a "history maker".

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