How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It
Finally we have a book that explains how the . . . Scots created the modern civilized values America and the Western world still uphold. This is a great book, one which is now even more relevant than ever.Michael Barone, U.S. News & World Report , coauthor of The Almanac of American Politics Arthur Herman provides a convincing and compelling argument. . . . He is a natural writer, weaving philosophical concerns seamlessly through a historical narrative that romps along at a cracking pace. Irvine Welsh, The Guardian Herman's book tells an exciting story with gusto . . . its range and narrative verve make it an entertaining and illuminating read. Sunday Times (London) A skeptic could easily be converted by Herman's deft presentation . . . this work sets a high academic standard yet is carefully leavened with colorful anecdotes. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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