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The Scotch

Galbraith, John Kenneth

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ISBN 10: 0395393825 / ISBN 13: 9780395393826
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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1985. 148+ pages. Dust jacket is slightly worn, otherwise NEW. Quality Books. Because We Care - Shipped from Canada. Usually ships within 1-2 business days. If you buy this book from us, we will donate a book to a local school. We donate 10,000+ books to local schools every year. Buchnummer des Verkäufers R12000C

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Titel: The Scotch

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In 1908, in Dunwich Township, a patch of rural southern Ontario that was more Scottish than much of Scotland, the renowned economist and public servant John Kenneth Galbraith was born. In 1963, Galbraith wrote The Scotch, a memoir of the tight (in every sense) community in which he was raised.

Galbraith tells how the men were distinguished by the amount of land they’d accumulated, how hard they worked, how hard they drank, but mainly by how frugal they were. It was said that Codfish John McKillop was so economical that when he died and was being lowered into his grave, he lifted the cover of his coffin and handed out his clothes. Educated himself first at the one-room Willey School, where team sports were held to be “bad for a youngster,” and later at Dutton High School under the aegis of an incompetent teacher who believed in learning through terror, Galbraith raced through the early grades and left for the Ontario Agricultural College, en route, eventually, to Harvard. He may have left the community, but, it’s clear from this affectionate, if pointed, portrait, it never left him.

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John Kenneth Galbraith is the author of numerous books, many of them very influential in modern economic and political thinking. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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