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A History Maker

Gray, Alasdair

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ISBN 10: 015100207X / ISBN 13: 9780151002078
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 1996
Condition: F/F Hardcover
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F/F in mylar. A 1st edition/1st printing in fine condition with full number line. There is no wear to jacket. The jacket is not price clipped, the covers are clean and bright and the edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Hardcover/Cloth 240 p. Bookseller Inventory # 6877

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Title: A History Maker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: hardcover/cloth

Illustrator: Gray, Alasdair

Book Condition: F/F

Edition: 1st

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A science fiction yarn, set in Scotland's Ettrick Forest in the 23rd century, from a fat, old asthmatic novelist from Glasgow. Includes b&w illustrations. Paper edition (unseen), $14.00. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.


In the 23rd century, the Public Eye, a television-like device that lets everyone see what everyone else is doing, has turned warfare into a spectator sport. One of particular interest involves the Scottish border regions' fight with the English. Wat Dryhope, leader of the Ettrick clan, pretends to surrender his clan's standard during a climactic battle, only to resume attack and win a draw. The trick gives him heroic standing and revolutionizes the rules of battle, setting off a global change in human combat. Though he seeks a more peaceful existence for his people, Dryhope's performance in warfare makes him the "history maker" of the novel's title.

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