Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 15:45
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh (UK), Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
As part of Edinburgh International Book Festival
January 1919, a world in turmoil: Ireland declared its independence, while Trotsky led the Red Army in Poland. Maybe that’s why workers’ demonstrations in Glasgow led the British establishment to roll army tanks into George Square. Henry Bell’s John Maclean: Hero of Red Clydeside and Kenny MacAskill’s Glasgow 1919 offer coruscating new perspectives on the major players and events in a key period in Scotland’s political history. Chaired by Ruth Wishart.