By Chris Bambery

ISBN-13: 978-1-78-168284-5
EPUB eISBN-13: 978-1-78-168285-2 (US)
EPUB eISBN-13: 978-1-78168-654-6 (UK)

A People's heritage of Scotland seems past the kings and queens, the battles and bloody defeats of the prior. It captures the heritage that concerns this present day, tales of freedom warring parties, suffragettes, the staff of purple Clydeside, and the problem and protest of the treacherous Thatcher era.

With riveting storytelling, Chris Bambery recounts the struggles for nationhood. He charts the lives of Scots who replaced the realm, in addition to those that fought for the reason for traditional humans at domestic, from the poets Robbie Burns and Hugh MacDiarmid to campaigners resembling John Maclean and Helen Crawfurd.

This is a passionate cry for greater than simply independence but additionally for a nation
based on social justice.

About the Author-
Chris Bambery is a author, broadcaster, television manufacturer and founding member of the overseas Socialist staff in Scotland. for a few years he was once the Secretary of the British Socialist employee social gathering. he's the writer of Scotland: type and country (1999), A Rebel's consultant to Gramsci (2006), the second one international warfare: A Marxist background (2013).

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