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  • The Poor Had No Lawyersby Andy Wightman

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.74

    Who owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back? In The Poor Had No Lawyers, Andy Wightman, author of Who Owns Scotland, updates the statistics of landownership in Scotland and takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into... more...

  • Alexander IIby Richard Oram

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 11.83

    By equal measure state-builder and political unifier and ruthless opportunist and bloody-handed aggressor, Alexander II has been praised or vilified by past historians but has rarely been viewed in the round. This book explores the king's successes and failures, offering a fresh assessment of his contribution to the making of Scotland as a nation.... more...

  • Robert Bruceby Colm McNamee

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 6.75

    Commemorating the seven hundredth anniversary of the enthronement of Robert I of Scotland, this book is intended as an everyman's guide to Scotland's famous hero king. The life of Bruce is one of the greatest comeback stories in history. Heir and magnate, shrewd politician, briefly 'king of summer' and then a desperate fugitive who nevertheless returned... more...

  • Bannockburnby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65

    Best-selling author Alistair Moffat offers fresh insights into one of the most famous battles in history. As 8,000 Scottish solders, most of them spearmen, faced 18,000 English infantrymen, archers and mounted knights on the morning of Sunday 23 June 1314, many would have that the result a foregone conclusion. But after two days' fighting, the English... more...

  • The Story of Scotlandby Nigel Tranter

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Scotland's story cannot be told merely in terms of documentary evidence, for this would be to neglect an integral part of the nation's heritage. The legends, myths, stories and memories handed down from generation to generation must be added to the bare bones of factual record if the character of the country is to be truly revealed. Nigel Tranter... more...

  • The Men of the Northby Tim Clarkson

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 15.21

    The North Britons are the least-known among the inhabitants of early medieval Scotland. Like the Picts and Vikings they played an important role in the shaping of Scottish history during the first millennium AD but their part is often neglected or ignored. This book aims to redress the balance by tracing the history of this native Celtic people through... more...

  • Admiral Jellicoeby Arthur Applin

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Military history buffs will appreciate this exhaustively researched and richly detailed biography of Admiral John Jellicoe, a leader in the British Navy who rose to prominence for his battlefield successes during World War I, including, most notably, for his unconventional but successful tactics in the Battle of Jutland. more...

  • Scotland's Islandsby Richard Clubley

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    Compiling a lifetime of travel into one book, Clubley explores the Scottish islands with enthusiasm and love as he meets the locals, embraces the weather and admires their natural beauty. Covering a huge range of islands from Lewis to Colonsay, but also looking at issues such as the Gaelic language and preservation of community, Scotland's Islands... more...

  • Hollow Heroesby Michael Arnold

    Casemate 2015; US$ 20.99

    The book reveals the truths behind the conventional images of three of Great Britain's primary military leaders during and immediately after the Second World War. In each case there was a totally different side to each man, which demonstrates that a great deal of their reputation was built on contrived results, deception and dishonesty.It examines... more...

  • Scottish and Proud of Itby Greig Findlay

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 7.99

    Celebrate Scottish roots and explore some of Scotland's most fascinating facts and charming quotes in this miscellany fit for bonnie lad or lass proud of their heritage "We look to Scotland for all ou rideas of civilization." ?Voltaire "Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the Ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution... more...