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How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman
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Jan 27, 10

bookshelves: nonfiction, social-and-political-issues, scotland-and-ireland
Read in January, 2010

The author was somewhat biased in his beliefs about various political issues of historical Scotland, it seemed, and a little disrespectful at times. I found this odd, since the book was overall a tribute to the Scots... finding the occasional slight against their culture or beliefs was surprising and disappointing.

The book was still informative and quite interesting, but probably only because the subject matter is inherently interesting... the Scots have a dramatic past. The author did manage to draw out certain issues that really didn't need such attention, which made it drag on a bit.
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