This book was so well written it read like a good story rather than some boring factual text!
I found it clear and easy to follow and loved the fact that it backed up and explained other books I have read recently. I have always admired the Scots and I have noticed in my own personal travels that Scots names are everywhere-Boot hill near tombstone AZ, Vancover BC on the street names, and driving across the USA in the names of towns in MD, PEN, NY, you name the state they have been there!! Our country and Canada probably wouldnt exist in the same way with the hardy intelligent Scots!
John O. (buzzby) - , reviewed How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything In It on + 5512 more book reviews
Basically a series of mini-biographies, mostly covering the time after the union of 1707. I think it gives short shrift to the real reason that the Scots created so much, the legislation of universal education in the 1600s.
Phyllis S. reviewed How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything In It on + 6 more book reviews
"Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots...made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics - contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since." ... from the book cover