Book review - Glasgow A History from Amberley Publishing
With the world’s attention focused on Glasgow this summer as host city of the Commonwealth Games, Michael Meighan’s history of the city has been released at a very appropriate time. Ranging from the Ice Age through to recent regeneration projects, the book spans thousands of years of history and covers many major topics pertinent to Glasgow including world trade, shipping, railways, media and sport.
Author Michael Meighan’s lively text alongside a good range of photos, paintings, maps and prints show how Glasgow grew from a small trading post on the Clyde to become the Second City of Empire and an industrial world leader.
Michael adds colour to the history by focusing on history as seen through the eyes of Glaswegians themselves, exploring when and where people were educated, how they were cared for when they became ill and what industries employed them. Whether your interest is in family history or the city’s past, there is sure to be something to interest you here.
Glasgow: A History is published by Amberley Publishing at £20.
Read chapter one of Glasgow: A History in the digital version of Scottish Memories, available from our website.