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How the Scots invented the Modern World : the true story of how western Europe's poorest nation created our world & everything in it

Author: Arthur Herman
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Now in paperback, this lively bestseller traces the history of Scotland's many contributions to our culture, drawing on the most recent research of scholars and historians to demonstrate just how central the Scots have been throughout the rise of the West.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Herman
ISBN: 0609809997 9780609809990
OCLC Number: 50729536
Notes: Originally published: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2001.
Description: viii, 472 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The new Jerusalem --
A trap of their own making --
The proper study of mankind I --
The proper study of mankind II --
A land divided --
Last stand --
Profitable ventures --
A select society: Adam Smith and his friends --
"That great design": Scots in America --
Light from the north: Scots, liberals, and reform --
The last minstrel: Sir Walter Scott and the Highland revival --
Practical matters: Scots in science and industry --
The sun never sets: Scots and the British Empire --
Self-made men: Scots in the United States.
Responsibility: Arthur Herman.
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Now in paperback, this lively bestseller traces the history of Scotland's many contributions to our culture, drawing on the most recent research of scholars and historians to demonstrate just how central the Scots have been throughout the rise of the West.

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