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Arthur Herman, PhD, is the author of the New York Times bestseller How the Scots Invented the Modern World, which has sold a half million copies worldwide, and Gandhi and Churchill, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of six previous books and a senior fellow at the Hudson mostra'n més Institute in Washington, DC. mostra'n menys

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I originally read a copy owned by Mom approximately 5-10 years previous to buying this copy.

This stood in my head for the proposition that sometimes a culture can be fundamentally broken -- and the way out is to adopt a more successful culture from elsewhere, and then go back and pick up the elements of the old/original culture as one chooses out of a romantic nostalgia.
 
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bohannon | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | Apr 7, 2024 |
Fairly recently I learned that I have a good amount of Scottish heritage in my family background. I picked up this book to try to learn a little more about my ancestral roots. I was not disappointed! The sheer number of Scots that made a name for themselves in the last couple centuries was overwhelming. This book gives not only some (mostly recent) history of Scotland, but gives many stories and details of Scots who have made an impact in the world from the 1600s on.

If you're any kind of a history nerd or just want to know more about modern Scotland, this book is a great read.… (més)
 
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teejayhanton | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | Mar 22, 2024 |
An interesting view of history and the effect that the Navy had on it since the very beginning. He who rules the sea, rules the world.
 
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David-Block | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Mar 21, 2024 |
The Scots certainly made a great contribution to the world in many ways. But like a lot of nations it had its rise and fall. Throughout history groups of men, indipendent of nations, have been the cause of change. One day when nations no longer exist and the world looks upon itself as a single entity containing areas within which different characters or cultures exist freely, there will still be, no doubt, groups of people who are contributing great things to the world as a whole.
 
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David-Block | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | Jan 15, 2024 |

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