Plaids & Bandanas

From Highland Drover to Wild West Cowboy

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Author: Rob Gibson

Publisher: Luath Press Limited

ISBN: 9780946487882

Category: History

Page: 187

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From droving to driving, reivers to rustlers, heilan kye to long horns, Plaids and Bandanas explores the links between the two cattle cultures in music, song and dance, and folklore. The vast number of Scots who emigrated to North America has been well documented, whether through forcible eviction during the clearances of the 18th and 19th centuries or voluntarily in the hope of a better life. With them they took their culture, their language, their music and their skills. Cattle droving in Scotland was an established profession from the 16th century, and many such migrants took cowboy jobs in the American West. The medium of music paints a vivid picture of their social and personal lives and the exchange was not all one way. The music crossed and re-crossed the Atlantic creating strong links between the old culture and the new. Lonely men in strange surroundings found comfort in songs that reminded them of home.

Scottish Diaspora

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Author: Tanja Bueltmann

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748650628

Category: History

Page: 272

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This introductory history of the Scottish diaspora (c.1700 to 1945) explores migration, Scots' experiences where they landed and the reverse impact of this migration on Scotland. It examines the geographies of the diaspora and key theories, concepts and t

Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Scots and the North American Wilderness

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Author: Jenni Calder

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748647406

Category: History

Page: 256

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How the American wilderness shaped Scottish experience, imagination and identity. How is the Scottish imagination shaped by its emigre experience with wilderness and the extreme? Drawing on journals, emigrant guides, memoirs, letters, poetry and fiction, this book examines patterns of survival, defeat, adaptation and response in North America's harshest landscapes. Most Scots who crossed the Atlantic in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries encountered the practical, moral and cultural challenges of the wilderness, with its many tensions and contradictions. Jenni Calder explores the effect of these experiences on the Scots imagination. Associated with displacement and disappearance, the 'wilderness' was also a source of adventure and redemption, of exploitation and spiritual regeneration, of freedom and restriction. An arena of greed, cruelty and cannibalism, of courage, generosity and mutual understanding, it brought out the best and the worst of humanity. Did the Scots who emigrated exchange one extreme for another, or did they discover a new idea of identity, freedom and landscape?

Highland Cowboys

From the Hills of Scotland to the American Wild West

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Author: Rob Gibson

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1909912964

Category: History

Page: 192

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From droving to driving, heilan coos to long horns, "Highland Cowboys" explores the links between the two cattle cultures of Scotland and America through music, song, dance, and folklore. The vast number of Scots who emigrated to North America, whether through forcible eviction during the Highland Clearances or voluntarily in the hope of a better life, has been well documented. With them they took their culture, their language, their music and their skills. Cattle droving in Scotland was an established profession from the 16th century, and many such migrants took cowboy jobs in the American West. The medium of music paints a vivid picture of their social and personal lives, and describes a mutual exchange as music crossed and re-crossed the Atlantic creating strong links between the old culture and the new. This unique exploration of the cowboy culture sheds new light on the everyday life of the cattle communities.

Scots in the USA

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Author: Jenni Calder

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1909912859

Category: History

Page: 262

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The map of the United States is peppered with Scottish place-names and America's telephone directories are filled with surnames illustrating Scottish ancestry. Increasingly, Americans of Scottish extraction are visiting Scotland in search of their family history. All over Scotland and the United States there are clues to the Scottish-American relationship, the legacy of centuries of trade and communication as well as that of departure and heritage.The experiences of Scottish settlers in the United States varied enormously, as did their attitudes to the lifestyles that they left behind and those that they began anew once they arrived in North America.Scots in the USA discusses why they left Scotland, where they went once they reached the United States, and what they did when they got there.... a valuable readable and illuminating addition to a burgeoning literature... should be required reading on the flight to New York by all those on the Tartan Week trail. - Alan Taylor, Sunday Herald

Tartan and Turban

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Author: Bashabi Fraser

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: 107

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A Bengali poet living in Scotland, Bashabi Fraser creatively spans the different worlds she inhabits, celebrating the contrasts of the two countries whilst also finding commonality. The poems focus on clear themes and issues - displacement, removal, belonging, identity and war.

Into the Blue Wavelengths

Love Poems and Elegies

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Author: Roderick Watson

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

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Roderick Watson is a poet of introspection and retrospection. In the rich distillation of his language, the images of a remembered picnic, a Tuscan encounter, an out-of-date postcard, a holiday cottage -all these assume an iconic intensity in the quiet deliberation of this verse. Roderick Watson is a poet who ponders rather than postures. Each one of these poems, in his accomplished Scots as well as in English, is a pleasure to read, to re-read and to remember. --Philip Hobsbaum

The quest for Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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Author: John Cairney

Publisher: Luath Press Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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His design style is instantly recognisable, a rejuvenation of the established art nouveau movement. His buildings are both visually stunning and highly functional. His design for the world-famous Glasgow School of Arts new site received such acclaim that his name was given to its School of Architecture. Having left the architecture firm that brought him fame, and suffered the failure of two independent ventures in Glasgow and London, he gave up design and set off for the South of France, where he proved himself a prolific and gifted painter. This is the story of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a unique and driving force in the establishment of modernism, famous in his own time, and the most prominent Scottish architect in history. Behind the celebrated works was an ordinary man with extraordinary passion. Afflicted with an explosive temper and a fondness for alcohol, Mackintosh aggravated men and attracted women, none more than his fellow artist, collaborator, muse and wife, Margaret Macdonald. Their enduring relationship remains one of the great love stories of art history.

Napiers history of herbal healing, ancient, and modern

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Author: Tom Atkinson

Publisher: Luath Press Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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- A concise history of herbal healing in the UK, and the world around, from ancient times to present day. - An account of Napiers Herbalists of Edinburgh, the famous herbalist clinic.

A Long Stride Shortens the Road

Poems of Scotland

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Author: Donald Smith

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 125

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Ranging from a celebration of the Holyrood parliament to a dialogue between Jamie Saxt and a skull, from a proposed national anthem to an autobiographical journey through pre-history, this book traverses a Scotland that is irrevocably independent of spirit, yet universal in outlook.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Country Life

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Hausgeflüster

Neues aus der 44 Scotland Street ; Roman

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Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453811195

Category:

Page: 476

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Mustererkennung

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Author: William Gibson

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608936582

Category:

Page: 460

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Direkte Aktion

ein Handbuch

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Author: David Graeber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894017750

Category: Anti-globalization movement

Page: 347

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Agent Storm

Mein Doppelleben bei Al-Qaida und der CIA

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Author: Morten Storm,Paul Cruickshank,Tim Lister

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864137209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Der junge Däne Morten Storm ist Kleinkrimineller, Mitglied einer Motorrad-Gang und rutscht immer weiter in die Illegalität ab, bis er schließlich neuen Halt in den Schriften des Propheten Mohammed findet. Nach einem Gefängnisaufenthalt konvertiert er zum Islam und identifiziert sich zunehmend mit den radikalen Forderungen und Zielen extremistischer Islamisten. Ein längerer Aufenthalt im Jemen bringt ihn schließlich mit dem Hassprediger Anwar al-Awlaki zusammen. Doch noch während Storm mit diesem in direktem Kontakt steht, zweifelt er zunehmend an seinen Überzeugungen und arbeitet bald gleichzeitig für nicht weniger als drei westliche Geheimorganisationen. Von nun an führt Storm ein fast schizophrenes Leben: Er konzipiert und plant Anschläge mit führenden Köpfen der al-Qaida und lässt sich kurz darauf in luxuriöse Unterkünfte einfliegen, um seine Informationen mit westlichen Agenten zu teilen und die Nächte durchzufeiern. Seine Mission bleibt dabei jedoch ernst: einen der meistgesuchten Verbrecher Amerikas aufzuspüren und zu vernichten. Agent Storm ist ein leidenschaftliches und faszinierendes Buch voller Geschichten über codierte Nachrichten, verdeckte Treffen und die zweifelhaften Motive eines Doppelagenten – und gibt einen einzigartigen Einblick in das mächtigste und am meisten gefürchtete Terror-Netzwerk der Welt.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

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Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.