Home » Jack Websters Aberdeen by Jack Webster
Jack Websters Aberdeen Jack Webster

Jack Websters Aberdeen

Jack Webster

Published October 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781841584782
Hardcover
320 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Aberdeen has had its fair share of attention from historians down the centuries, but in this fresh look at the story, Jack Webster condenses the knowledge and wisdom of past research and his own experience. He observes the citys dramaticMoreAberdeen has had its fair share of attention from historians down the centuries, but in this fresh look at the story, Jack Webster condenses the knowledge and wisdom of past research and his own experience. He observes the citys dramatic transformation in the 20th century, from an economy based on farming, fishing, textiles and granite to a Golden Age that outshone them all. Who could have guessed that the Granite City would take on an international reputation as the oil capital of Western Europe? This thoroughly readable book highlights the people who have left their mark on Aberdeen, from Robert the Bruce to Willie Miller, from Isaac Benzie and Raggie Morrison to Cocky Hunter and Ma Cameron. It brings fascinating tales of war and peace and covers everything from school and university to the history of sport, cinema and theatre, stretching from Lille Langtry to Harry Gordon and Scotland the What?