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The Scottish Empire
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date July 16, 2015
Pages 864
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781780271866
ISBN-10 1780271867
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $25.25
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This new edition of Michael Fry's remarkable book charts the involvement of the Scots in the British empire from its earliest days to the end of the twentieth century. It is a tale of dramatic extremes and craggy characters and of a huge range of concerns - from education, evangelism and philanthropy to spying, swindling and drug running. Stories of Scottish regiments on the rampage, cannibalism and other atrocities are contrasted with the deeds of heroic pioneers such as David Livingstone and Mary Slessor. Above all it tells how the British empire came to be dominated and run by the Scots, and how it truly became a Scottish empire. As the empire transformed Scotland beyond recognition, so was the Empire shaped by the Scots - a remarkable achievement from the population of so small a country, which was itself neither nation nor fully province, neither fully colonizer nor fully colonized. Michael Fry's energetic and colourful account is one of the classics of modern Scottish history.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781862321854
 
from Birlinn Ltd (March 1, 2002)
9781862321854 | details & prices | 580 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 2.25 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $40.00
About: This volume charts the imperial involvements of Scots from early times to the end of the 20th century.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780571131426 Book cover for 9781841582597
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Gardners Books (July 16, 2015)
9781780271866 | details & prices | 864 pages | List price $25.25
About: This new edition of Michael Fry's remarkable book charts the involvement of the Scots in the British empire from its earliest days to the end of the twentieth century.
from Birlinn Ltd (April 1, 2003)
9781841582597 | details & prices | 624 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $29.95
About: This work charts the involvement of the Scots in the British Empire from its earliest days to the end of the 20th century.
With Margery Fish | Reprint edition from Faber & Faber (April 1, 1984); titled "Gardening in the Shade"
9780571131426 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $10.95
This edition also contains Gardening in the Shade
About: A practical creative guide to the use of a garden's shady spaces.

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