T.M. Devine (OBE) is University Research Professor and Director of the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen.
Magnificent ... a high achievement, a history of modern Scotland
which, rarely for the subject, endows with sweep and power the
changes that have created the country we live in -- Michael Fry *
Devine's scholarship is state of the art ... if you are after answers to the big questions of Scottish history, Devine is your man -- Niall Ferguson
I think this book takes its place among the greatest accounts of Scotland's history available today -- Alex Salmond * New Statesman BOOKS OF THE YEAR *