History & Archaeology

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  • Cover scan of The Invisible Spirit
    The Invisible Spirit: A Life Of Post-War Scotland 1945-75
    Kenneth Roy - Hardback - ICS
    This title presents a history of Scottish society, politics and culture from VE Day 1945 to the coming of North Sea oil 1975.
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    James Miller - Paperback - Birlinn
    Drawing on archive material from a wide range of sources, James Miller looks at the past of the city on the Ness and conveys the drama of its long existence.
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    It Could Happen to You: The Inspirational Story Of The Crime Victim Who Became The People's Crusader
    Helen Newlove - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    On 10 August 2007, Helen's husband, Garry was brutally beaten by a gang of youths outside the family home in Warrington. He died two days later. After the ordeal of a ten-week trial and the murder conviction of three youths, Helen held a press conference, giving a speech that attracted national media attention and propelled her into the role of a campaigner for victims' rights and against the lawlessness that blights so many of our towns and cities. In this memoir, Helen recounts how her family was shattered by Garry's murder and of how good unexpectedly came out of evil.
  • Cover scan of If Hitler Comes
    If Hitler Comes: Preparing For Invasion
    Gordon Barclay - Paperback - Birlinn
    Between May 1940 and the summer of 1941 the British people expected a German invasion that, had it succeeded, would have enslaved them into the Nazis' racist war. However, there is no account of the heroic efforts made in those months to prepare Scotland for the inevitable invasion, and how the defences were intended to be used. This book tells the story, against the wider history of the period and its people, and describes what was built, and what now survives.
  • Cover scan of The Islands That Roofed The World
    The Islands That Roofed The World: Easdale, Balnahua, Luing And Seil
    Mary Withall - Paperback - Luath
    The Slate Islands lie off the west coast of Argyll. Slate has been taken from these shores from their earliest recorded history and the richness and quality of the deposits meant that in the 18th and 19th centuries slate quarrying was one of the most important industries in Scotland. The geology, the industry, the people and their way of life: this is the story of the Slate Islands past, present and future.
  • Cover scan of Intermediate 2 History 2008-2012
    Intermediate 2 History 2008-2012
    - Paperback - Bright Red
    'Official SQA Past Papers' provide perfect exam preparation. As well as delivering at least three years of actual past papers - including the 2012 exam - all papers are accompanied by examiner-approved answers to show students how to write the best responses for the most marks.
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    Island Moments: Taken By Surprise In The Hebrides
    Catherine Wilson - Hardback - AilsaPress
    The islands of Islay and Taransay are the inspiration behind this book. They are part of the archipelago that fringes Scotland's west coast. The pictures have been arranged in pairs with words that seek to match a fleeting moment of island life.
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    Isles Of The North: A Voyage To The Realms Of The Norse
    Ian Mitchell - Paperback - Birlinn
    In the summer of 2002 Ian Mitchell set sail aboard the 30-foot yacht Foggy Dew on a voyage that took him from Islay through the Western Isles to Orkney and Shetland, and on to the west coast of Norway.
  • Cover scan of Images Of Aberdeen
    Images Of Aberdeen
    Raymond Anderson - Paperback - DB
    The lives of the folk of Aberdeen have been faithfully recorded in photographs since the end of the 19th century. So here, by popular request, are 350 images of the Silver City from the turn of the century.
  • Cover scan of Islay, Jura and Colonsay
    Islay, Jura And Colonsay: A Historical Guide
    David H. Caldwell - Paperback - Birlinn
    This work explores the history of the Hebridean islands of Islay, Jura and Colonsay. It covers the human occupation since earliest times, forts, carvings, artefacts of mesolithic times through to the modern-day distilleries of Islay and Jura.

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