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  1. Dundee

    Dundee

    A Short History

    Norman Watson

    £8.99

    The story of Dundee is both fascinating and dramatic. Now, in Dundee - A Short History, Norman Watson brings to life the people and events that shaped this great city from its origins and early development, through centuries of poverty and prosperity, to the golden years of jute, jam and journalism and beyond.
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  2. Aye Ready

    Aye Ready

    Rangers War Heroes

    Paul Smith

    £7.99

    Hero. A word used and abused in football, but for those who fought for their country in Britain's armed forces during the brutal conflicts of the twentieth century, there can be no better description. And over the years, Rangers Football Club has produced its share of true heroes. Aye Ready profiles the stories of a selection of the club's war veterans - their life and times in football, along with the battles they fought, in a lasting tribute to a band of men who represented Rangers with distinction.


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  3. Launched into Eternity

    Launched into Eternity

    Crime and Punishment, Hitmen and Hangmen

    David Leslie

    £9.99

    Launched Into Eternity is a fascinating account of crime and public punishment in Scotland. From bloody Viking penalties to the execution of William Wallace, and from witch hunts and public drownings to the horrific execution in 1820 of three Scots Radicals whose crime was to campaign for a fairer deal for the downtrodden, this is an astonishing and macabre story.


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  4. The Real Taggarts

    The Real Taggarts

    Glasgow's Post-War Crimebusters

    Andrew G. Ralston

    £9.99

    Keeping the streets of Glasgow safe has never been an easy task. From the pre-war razor gangs through to the drug lords of recent times, the city streets have never been free from peril. The Real Taggarts is a fascinating insight into the men whose job it was to keep Glasgow safe and the remarkable contribution they made, much of which has never before been revealed.


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  5. Giants of the Clyde, Robert Jeffrey

    Giants of the Clyde

    The Great Ships and the Great Years

    Robert Jeffrey

    £9.99

    There is barely a corner of the five great oceans where Clydebuilt is not recognised as the ultimate shipbuilding accolade. This is the fascinating, often turbulent, story of a great river, its great ships and the folk who built them.
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  6. Craiginches: Life in Aberdeen's Prison, Bryan Glennie

    Craiginches

    Life in Aberdeen's Prison

    Bryan Glennie

    and Scott Burns

    £9.99

    A unique insight into prison life in Craiginches, showing both the difficulties and dangers that were a part of everyday life and the rewarding side of the job when inmates gave something positive back to society.
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  7. Scotland the Text: You can take my phone, but you'll never take my freedom!

    Scotland the Text

    You can take my phone, but you'll never take my freedom!

    Erin Duffy

    £6.99

    Nowadays, it can be hard to imagine what life was like with no mobile phones. Looking back, we can only wonder how much easier life might have been if people could just send each other a quick text! But what would history's most famous Scots have been texting about?
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  8. Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Land, Dr Fiona-Jane Brown

    Hidden Aberdeenshire

    The Land

    Dr Fiona-Jane Brown

    £9.99

    Following on from Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Coast, this new volumefrom Dr Fiona-Jane Brown moves inland to tell the stories of the countryside, from the fertile farmland of Buchan to the high peaks of the Cairngorm Mountains.
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  9. Carstairs: Hospital for Horrors, David Leslie

    Carstairs

    Hospital for Horrors

    David Leslie

    £9.99

    Carstairs is no ordinary hospital. It is effectively a prison holding the most seriously demented and dangerous men in our society.
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  10. Dundee: But Not As You Know It, Susan McMullan

    Dundee

    But Not As We Know It

    Susan McMullan

    £9.99

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    Dundee, But Not As We Know It takes the reader on a journey through the city like no other, revealing the forgotten and abandoned past that lies on our doorstep and under our feet, bringing to life Dundee's unique charm and unmistakeable character.
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  11. Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardens, Diane Morgan

    Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardens

    War and Peace in the Denburn Valley

    Diane Morgan

    £14.99

    The complete, dramatic story of Union Terrace Gardens has never before been told in one volume. Now, in her eleventh book on Aberdeen, Diane Morgan presents the complete history of these iconic gardens on the west side of the Denburn Valley.
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  12. Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats, Malcolm Archibald

    Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats

    19th Century Crime and Punishment

    Malcolm Archibald

    £9.99

    Liverpool in the nineteenth century was a place full of stories of assault, robbery and murder as well as poachers, footpads and highwaymen who preyed on the unwary. This is the story of crime and punishment in 19th century Liverpool's underworld.
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  13. Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters, Malcolm Archibald

    Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters

    Crime in the 19th Century Aberdeen and the North East

    Malcolm Archibald

    £9.99

    Hugging the coast and crammed between two rivers, Aberdeen grew up isolated from Scotland's other urban centres. Yet Aberdeen experienced its share of crime in the 19th century. The city was plagued by a plethora of prostitutes, ravaged by riots and aggravated by assaults.
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  14. Scotland's Cruel Sea, Robert Jeffrey

    Scotland's Cruel Sea

    Heroism and Disaster off the Scottish Coast

    Robert Jeffrey

    £9.99

    Scotland has a coastline of immense beauty and danger, and its cruel sea has claimed many lives down the years. Disaster at sea is a poignant part of Scotland's history, and in this chilling and awe-inspiring book, bestselling author Robert Jeffrey tells the compelling stories of the victims of the ocean deeps.
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  15. Hidden St Andrews, Susan McMullan

    Hidden St Andrews

    Susan McMullan

    £9.99

    Known worldwide as the home of golf, St Andrews boasts iconic beaches, a picturesque castle and cathedral, and one of the last remaining city gates in Scotland. But as well as this fascinating yet familiar heritage, there are lots more hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered.
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