Scotland, the autobiography: 2,000 years of Scottish history by those who saw it happen
Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone, and Billy Connolly. These include not only historic moments from Bannockburn to the opening of the new parliament in 1999 but also testimonies like that of the eight year- old factory worker who was dangled by his ear out of a third-floor window for making a mistake; the survivors of the 1746 Battle of Culloden, who wished perhaps that they had died on the field; the breakthrough moment for John Logie Baird, inventor of television; and, the genesis of great works of literature recorded by Conan Doyle, Stevenson, and the editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica. From the battlefield to the sports field, this is living, accessible history told by crofters, criminals, servants, housewives, poets, journalists, nurses, politicians, prisoners, comedians, sportsmen, and many more.
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|full_title||scotland the autobiography 2 000 years of scottish history by those who saw it happen|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b12933788|Book|Books||English|Overlook Press,|2008, c2007.|xxii, 483 p. ; 24 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Scotland -- Biography, Scotland -- Civilization, Scotland -- History|
|title_display||Scotland, the autobiography : 2,000 years of Scottish history by those who saw it happen|
|title_full||Scotland, the autobiography : 2,000 years of Scottish history by those who saw it happen / [edited by] Rosemary Goring|
|title_short||Scotland, the autobiography :|
|title_sub||2,000 years of Scottish history by those who saw it happen|