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The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, And The Survival Of The United Kingdom, 1707-2007
- Paperback - Oxford University Press
Alvin Jackson examines the two Unions - the Anglo-Scots Union of 1707 and the British-Irish of 1801 - comparing their background, birth, and survival. In sustaining a comparison between the Unions, he illuminates the long history and current state of the United Kingdom.
Walking The Corbetts
- Paperback - Cicerone
This guide describes routes up all 109 Corbetts north of the Great Glen. The Corbetts offer challenging ascents and descents on steep slopes.
Engine Of Destruction: The 51st (Highland) Division In The Great War
- Hardback - Argyll
So great was the reputation of Scottish combat troops in the trench warfare of World War I that an unnamed commentator told Haldane that 'the two most terrible engines of destruction ever made by man with the 51st and 15th Divisions, both Scottish'. Here, Colin Campbell assesses the reputation of the elite 51st Division, which alleged that German soldiers feared it more than any other British or Empire division.
The Makers Of Scotland: Picts, Romans, Gaels And Vikings
- Paperback - Birlinn
In this book the remarkable story of how ancient North Britain became the medieval kingdom of Scotland is told.
The People Speak: Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport
- Paperback - Canongate
'The People Speak' tells the story of Britain through the voices of the visionaries, dissenters, rebels and everyday folk who took on the Establishment and stood up for what they believed in. Here are their stories, letters, speeches and songs, from the Peasants Revolt to the Suffragettes to the anti-war demonstrators of today.
Piping Traditions Of The Outer Isles Of The West Coast Of Scotland
- Paperback - John Donald
An accessible history for pipers, their tutors and all piping enthusiasts. It covers the piping traditions, music, players, teachers, competitions, bands, literature and legends of the Outer Isles from Mingulay to Lewis.
Who Killed Kennedy?: The Definitive Account Of Fifty Years Of Conspiracy
- Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
The murder of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 was followed by an official inquiry the nature and the scale of which were unparalleled. This began what has become a 50-year quest to establish the truth. 'Who Killed Kennedy?' is an exhaustive account of that quest, through the eyes of a historian who has been involved in it from the very beginning.
Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands And The Origins Of Environmentalism
- Hardback - Yale University Press
What was the place of the natural world in Adam Smith's famous defense of free trade? Fredrik Albritton Jonsson recovers the forgotten networks of improvers and natural historians that sought to transform the soil, plants, and climate of Scotland in the 18th century.
The Flora Of Renfrewshire
- Hardback - Pisces
This title features the flora of the Vice County of Renfrewshire. It marks the culmination of over 50 years of field recording by local botanists and over 18 years of fieldwork and in-depth search of historical records by the author.
Kirkcaldy Through Time
- Paperback - Amberley
Walter Burt takes a look at the history of the town through a collection of old images, with modern equivalents to show the change that has taken place.