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Capital of the Mind

Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh... the World

Scots Miscellany

Jim Hewitson's Original Scots Miscellany

On the Make

On the Make: How the Scots Took Over... London

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Famous Scots: The Pride of a Small Nation

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Famous Firsts of Scottish-Americans

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How the Scots Invented the Modern World

How the Scots Invented the Modern World. Explores the seminal contributions of Scotland to the development of modern Western civilization, discussing the impact of such ideals as democracy, freedom of speech, equal opportunity, and a commitment to education.

The Mark of the Scots

The Mark of the Scots: Their Astonishing... to History, Science, Democracy, Literature and the Arts. The diaspora of Scots to many parts of the w orld has created a legacy of Nobel prizes, the settlement of wildernesses, a huge body of literature and the first man o n the moon. Duncan A. Bruce celebrates all these achievement s in a readable style.

When Scotland Ruled the World

When Scotland Ruled the World: The Story... of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration. Scotland's people may be few in number, but their influence and contribution have been enormous. This text takes a look at 200 years between 1750 and 1950 when the inventiveness and genius of the Scots was seen throughout the world.

The Scottish Enlightenment

The Scottish Enlightenment: The Scots'... Invention of the Modern World. Scotland's turbulent history, from William Wallace to the Presbyterian Lords of the Covenant, laid the foundations for 'the Scottish miracle'. Harsh economic reality compelled Scotland into the act of Union with England in 1707, a move considered by many Scots at the time to sound the death-knell for their country and its culture. Within decades, however, a remarkable circle of Scottish thinkers, including David Hume and Adam Smith, gave birth to the key assumptions that underlie modern politics, economics, morals and cultural life. The Scots went on to become the mainstays of the British Empire, infusing this system of exploitation with a spirit of co-operation. Emigration to America brought inspiration for the American Revolution, and ultimately, towering figures such as Alexander Carnegie and Alexander Graham Bell fuelled the rise of America's capitalist democracy.

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