Scotland: The Autobiography: 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw It Happen

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9780670916573: Scotland: The Autobiography: 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw It Happen

This is a vivid, wide-ranging and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of eye-witness accounts by those who experienced it first-hand. Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone and Billy Connolly. These include not just key historic moments - from Bannockburn to the opening of the new parliament in 1999, but testimonies like that of the eight-year-old factory worker who was dangled by his ear out of a third-floor window for making a mistake; the survivors of Culloden, who wished perhaps that they had died on the field; the breakthrough moment for John Logie Baird, inventor of television; and, the genesis of great works of literature recorded by Conan Doyle, Stevenson and the editor of "Encyclopaedia Britannica".From the battlefield to the sports field, we have moments of glory or disaster, along with wonderfully readable insights into the everyday life of Scotland through the millennia. This is living, accessible history told by crofters, criminals, servants, house-wives, poets, journalists, nurses, politicians, prisoners, comedians, sportsmen and many more.

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About the Author:

Rosemary Goring took a degree in Economics and Social History at St Andrews University. She started her career in publishing in the role of in-house editor for Chambers Biographical Dictionary and has since edited and written for many reference books, among them the Larousse Dictionaries of Writers and Literary Characters. She was Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday for several years before becoming Literary Editor of the Herald.

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History caught on the hoof and the wing by those who were actually there - a brilliant selection and guide * Andrew Marr * A bravura feat in browsability, this captivating, timely and useful book will reward any amount of flipping and dipping ... full of moving, amusing and revealing detail ... What an exemplary reclaiming of Scotland's past, what a necessary and notable contribution to its future * Scotland on Sunday * Fascinating and very valuable . . . This book should find a place in every Scottish home * Scotsman * History caught on the hoof and the wing by those who were actually there - a brilliant selection and guide * Andrew Marr * A bravura feat in browsability, this captivating, timely and useful book will reward any amount of flipping and dipping ... full of moving, amusing and revealing detail ... What an exemplary reclaiming of Scotland's past, what a necessary and notable contribution to its future * Scotland on Sunday * Fascinating and very valuable . . . This book should find a place in every Scottish home * Scotsman *

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Goring, Rosemary
Editorial: Viking (2007)
ISBN 10: 0670916579 ISBN 13: 9780670916573
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Rosemary Goring
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