Author(s): Michael Fry
A one volume history of the great city of Glasgow from the Celts to Celtic by the controversial Scottish historian and biographer of Edinburgh. Beloved, reviled - and not only by Glaswegians, Glasgow isn't just the industrial revolution nor the Victorian slums. Founded in the sixth century, its forebears pushed back the Romans. The roof of its cathedral, founded in the twelfth century, survived the Reformation. Its fifteenth-century university welcomed Adam Smith and the Enlightenment. It prospered from sugar, tobacco, cotton and slavery in the the eighteenth century, and saw the rise of the Red Clydesiders in the twentieth. Its denizens have seen rise and fall, bombs and demolitions, their humour intact. Now these people and this city play a pivotal role in Scotland's and the UK's future. It's time for a book that tells the story in all its complexity.
Michael Fry is a highly regarded author and journalist, and regular contributor to the Scotsman, the Herald and the Sunday Times. He is the author of a dozen books of Scottish history, including Wild Scots, Edinburgh and The Union.