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Curious Scotland: Tales From a Hidden History

Rosie, George

Verlag: Granta Books, 2004
ISBN 10: 1862075336 / ISBN 13: 9781862075337
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Titel: Curious Scotland: Tales From a Hidden ...

Verlag: Granta Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

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Inhaltsangabe: The histories of nations are never as simple as their legends suggest. George Rosie has been driven by a powerful curiosity about the country he has lived in since he was an Edinburgh schoolboy fifty years ago. This lively mindset has established him as one of Scotland's most inquiring writers and journalists, in print and on television. In Curious Scotland, he unearths and illuminates many neglected aspects of Scottish history in a rich collection of episodes that ranges from the Picts to the Indian tribes of North America. What became of the sons of Robert Burns? How did Scotland influence the Ku Klux Klan? Why was a Hebridean island deliberately infested with anthrax? The answers lie in a book which reveals the complexity, contradictions and sheer interestingness of Scotland's long and strange story.

Vom Verlag: Since he was a schoolboy in Edinburgh, George Rosie has been driven by a powerful curiosity about his country. This lively mindset has established him as one of Scotland's most inquisitive writers and journalists. Here, he unearths and illuminates many neglected aspects of Scottish history in a rich collection of episodes, ranging from the roots of Arthurian legend to Edinburgh's narrow escape from destruction by an urban motorway. George Rosie is the creator of the BAFTA-winning documentary After Lockerbie.

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