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How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman
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Nov 17, 08

Read in September, 2008

Took a long time to read this, but it was pretty good.

A little dry with many "aha" moments. The transition from religiously persecuted society through enlightenment to colonization of the British Empire is pretty thrilling stuff, even if occasionally dryly told.
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