A History Of Scotland (Paperback)Neil Oliver (author)
Written with the vim and accessibility that are a hallmark of the historian’s presenting style, A History of Scotland debunks myths, celebrates neglected events and provides pithy and page-turning pen portraits of the nation’s favourite figures.
The dramatic story of Scotland - by charismatic television historian, Neil Oliver.
Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy - often badly serve this great nation, overshadowing the rich tapestry of her intricate past.
Historian Neil Oliver presents a compelling new portrait of Scottish history, peppered with action, high drama and centuries of turbulence that have helped to shape modern Scotland. Along the way, he takes in iconic landmarks and historic architecture; debunks myths surrounding Scotland's famous sons; recalls forgotten battles; charts the growth of patriotism; and explores recent political developments, capturing Scotland's sense of identity and celebrating her place in the wider world.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm
Oliver has a great passion for his subject...an entertaining, well balanced and informative read. - SOUTH WALES ARGUS
A vivid and compellnig picture of a country we may thnk we know, but one that can still surprise. - GOOD BOOK GUIDE
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