James MacPherson : The Highland Freebooter

Description

Based on a true life story, James MacPherson (1675-1700) was a noted Scottish-Gypsy outlaw, a "Cateran of the Highland Glens." However, little is known of his short, perilous life. Like Robin Hood, folklore has it that he was a dangerous adversary to those who sought revenge for his raids, yet he was a remarkable heroic character to many others for his generosity of giving spoils to the less fortunate. No cruel act of harm was ever charged against him. He was the last person in Scotland to be executed under the Heritage Jurisdiction Act. The author, J. Gordon Phillips has penned an entertaining semi-fictional account of James MacPherson's life based on historic documents and legend. Classical novel elements of love, hate, war, peace and the struggle for personal freedom are woven throughout the story of James MacPherson, who excelled with sword and fiddle.

Details

Author(s)
J Gordon Phillips, Conocophillips Petroleum Chair of Latin American Studies Alan McPherson
Format
Paperback | 300 pages
Dimensions
152.4 x 228.6 x 17.27mm | 517.09g
Publication date
09 Oct 2014
Publisher
Createspace
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
150241158X
ISBN13
9781502411587