Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2016. illustrated by "How the Scots Invented the Modern World" ranks as one of the best books that I have read in the past several years. Not light reading, but very interesting to read about some of the great thinkers from Scotland and the people they influenced throughout history. If you are a Scottish history buff this is a good book but won't be of much interest to the general public, Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2017. As both my husband and I have Scots blood, I was really interested to learn of the true back story of Scotland and the disbursement of Scots across the world, as well as their effect on government, technological advances, and belief systems. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics—contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since. This page is not created by either the author or the publisher but by a fan of the book How the Scot Invented the Modern World. Encyclopedia Britannica was originally written in Scotland in the 1700's in an effort to create a collection of books that contained all the knowledge known to that time. Buy How the Scots Invented the Modern World 1st Pbk. While they did play an important role, I found this part less interesting than the first. How the Scots Invented the Modern World is a book to savor, alongside those memories. This book, by the historian Arthur Herman is subtitled “The true story of how Western Europe’s poorest nation created our world and everything in it.”. Notable Americans like Daniel Boone, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, and Kit Carson had roots in Scotland, as did Andrew Carnegie, who built railroads, steel mills, and libraries. The last third is silly, but the first two-thirds are probably the best thing I've read all year (2002). Scots created the modern civilized values America and the Western world still uphold. Review: How the Scots invented the Modern World On: August 10, 2010 January 4, 2011 By: Mark This book , by the historian Arthur Herman is subtitled “The true story of how Western Europe’s poorest nation created our world and everything in it.” influencers in the know since 1933. Read October 2002, November 2006. 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