David R. Ross A Passion for Scotland

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A Passion for Scotland

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The Scotland of the past and the Scotland of the future. That is the essence of A Passion for Scotland, and its author David Ross takes the reader on a passionate journey through the story of this country, which stirs the primal fires from the opening lines. It is a personal, patriotic yet unbiased view of the path the Scots have taken, and of the path they are trying to forge into the 21st century, and is fascinating and moving by turns. It provides a wealth of material on Scotland, from history through to politics through to travel. But it is also an impassioned call to his fellow countrymen. Inside this book you will find out about Wallace and Bruce, Montrose, the Jacobites, John McLean, and Tartan Day USA. You will find out ?what makes a Scot?. Plus, revealed for the first time, details of the final resting places of all Scotland?s kings and queens.

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?Ross writes with an immediacy, a dynamism, that makes his subjects come alive on the page.? DUNDEE COURIER ?The biker historian?s unique combination of unabashed romanticism and easy irreverence make him the ideal guide to historical subjects all too easily either swallowed up in maudlin sentiment or demythologised? by the academic studies? THE SCOTSMAN

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The Glasgow-born historian David R. Ross has always had a passion for Scotland, its landscapes, its traditions and its history. Every free moment is spent on his motorcycle stravaiging around historic sites, battlefields and castles exploring the spots where the great and not so great Scots of history stood. His works `On the Trail of... Wallace, Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie' have the exact proportion of unconventional and unashamed patriotism, highlighting the freedom and independence Wallace, Bruce and others fought so hard to win. There is nothing wrong with academic history books, it's just that David Ross is not one to sit on the fence. He would rather jump down hard on one side of it, and probably, being a Scot, he would land with squelch. In A Passion for Scotland, David has uncovered rare items of Scots provenance in Europe and rediscovered much of Scotland's lost history. He deplores the loss of Scots culture now rapidly fading into dull universal conformity, but at the same time the book has a new refreshing look at Scotland's past and its impact on the present is enlightening, making Scottish history accessible and understandable for the casual reader.

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