A History Of Scotland by Neil Oliver

A History Of Scotland

byNeil Oliver

Kobo ebook | December 17, 2009

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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.

Title:A History Of ScotlandFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 17, 2009Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0297860291

ISBN - 13:9780297860297

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read on a very involved subject I travelled to Scotland this year. One of the tour guides told me that "Scottish history is very involved and complex". I found this book after I had completed my tour - and I had to read it. I am glad I did read it. This book is not a textbook or a manual of Scottish history. This book is an overall synopsis of the history of Scotland. Neil Oliver writes extremely well and it is a vey simple to read and engaging story. It does not analyze the history to death, but rather offers you a glimpse of different eras and characters within that history. This allows you to pick and choose what you are more interested in and wish to further research. An excellent read. I was so impressed with Neil Oliver's writing style and this book that I ran out and bought both of the other books which he authored. Highly recommend if you have any interest in Scottish history.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read This book has been so enjoyable to read, and I love the author's enthusiasm for the subject and personal anecdotes. This quick overview of Scottish history has been great in preparing me for my trip there in a month!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! Just finished and loved it! I am in the middle of researching my ancestry so this book was a real treat as many members of my family were part of the great history of Scotland and written about on these pages; it felt like my family history was being brought to life for me. I have learned so much about this great land - some good and some bad but feel now that I know and better understand the history and the people so much more. Highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun introduction to Scottish history An enjoyable and interesting introduction to Scottish history. Neil is an archeologist and historian so the book contains helpful information about Scotland's natural history and geology, he brings her ancient occupants back to life and deals fairly with the politics and issues faced by a more modern Scotland such as religion, the Clans, Scotland's relationship with England, and her own identity.
Date published: 2014-05-20