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    DescriptionHow the Scots Invented the Modrern World was a veritable hardcover smash, selling more than 48,000 copies in five printings and landing on bestseller lists across the nation, including the Washington Post and the Independent Bestseller List. Now in paperback, this lively and engrossing work traces the history of Scotland's many contributions to our culture, drawing on the most recent research of scholars and historians to demonstrate just how central the Scots have been in the making of what historians call "the great transformation" -- the rise of the West into the world's dominant power.

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    How the Scots Invented the Modern W
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arthur Herman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 472
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780609809990
    ISBN 10: 0609809997

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    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 941.1
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 941.1
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000, A15202025
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: DA772 .H53 2002
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    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Crown Publications
    Publication date
    01 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    ARTHUR HERMAN, author of The Idea of Decline in Western History and Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America’s Most Hated Senator, received his doctorate in history at Johns Hopkins University. He is the coordinator of the Western Heritage Program at the Smithsonian Institution, an associate professor of history at George Mason University, and a consulting historical editor for Time-Life Books. He lives in Washington, D.C. From the Hardcover edition.
    Review quote
    "Finally we have a book that explains how the . . . Scots created the modern civilized values America and the Western world still uphold. This is a great book, one which is now even more relevant than ever."--Michael Barone, "U.S. News & World Report", coauthor of" The Almanac of American Politics" "Arthur Herman provides a convincing and compelling argument. . . . He is a natural writer, weaving philosophical concerns seamlessly through a historical narrative that romps along at a cracking pace." --Irvine Welsh, "The Guardian " "Herman's book tells an exciting story with gusto . . . its range and narrative verve make it an entertaining and illuminating read." --"Sunday Times" (London) "A skeptic could easily be converted by Herman's deft presentation . . . this work sets a high academic standard yet is carefully leavened with colorful anecdotes."