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Dundee By Norman Watson

Dundee by Norman Watson

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Summary

Describes Dundee's turbulent history, its poverty and prosperity, its see-sawing cultural identity and growing reputation in science, education and the arts. This work explores and reports on the character of a city cherished by Dundonians the world over - but one whose story is often hidden from history and mainstream Scottish thinking.

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Dundee: A Short History by Norman Watson

This is a fascinating and accessible short history of Dundee. Norman Watson's pen sweeps across Dundee's cityscape for a new and absorbing history which will be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. From revisiting the city's origins to describing its recent achievements, his journey through time reveals the very soul and spirit of the city. "Dundee: A Short History" vividly describes the city's thrilling and turbulent history, its poverty and prosperity, its see-sawing cultural identity and growing reputation in science, education and the arts. Marrying a journalist's instincts to authoritative but readable research, Watson pulls no punches on his way through the changing centuries. Where are the legacies of jute, jam and journalism? Why was the old Overgate demolished? Why is Tayside House still standing? What went wrong with the Waterfront? He explores and he reports, writing intuitively on the character of a city cherished by Dundonians the world over - but one whose story is often hidden from history and mainstream Scottish thinking. Accompanied by fascinating photographs, "Dundee: A Short History" is a book which shines like a searchlight on a city passing through a period of exciting development and change.

About Norman Watson

Dr Norman Watson is a journalist with The Courier in Dundee, for which he has written around 3000 articles on news and current affairs. His books include Dundee's Suffragettes (1990), The Courier Book of Dundee (1991) and The Dundee Whalers (2003). He lectures part-time in English and media studies.

Additional information

GOR002599240
9781845021153
1845021150
Dundee: A Short History by Norman Watson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Black and White Publishing
2006-10-26
176
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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