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[Read] ➵ Amsterdam ➼ Russell Shorto – Citybreakscheap.co.uk An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it uniue by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesue ciRead Amsterdam Russell Shorto Citybreakscheapcouk An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it uniue by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesue ci An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it uniue by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesue city of low slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits But the deep

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Rporation In this effortlessly erudite account Russell Shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy naked Anabaptists parading through the streets and an intimate gathering in a sixteenth century wine tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch and world history Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home Shorto provides an ever surprising intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from the building of its first canals in the s through its brutal struggle for independence its golden age as a vast empire to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under sieg

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AmsterdamEr history of Amsterdam what makes it one of the most fascinating places on earth is bound up in its uniue geography the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay and the democratic philosophy that this enduring struggle fostered Amsterdam is the font of liberalism in both its senses Tolerance for free thinking and free love make it a place where in the words of one of its mayors craziness is a value But the city also fostered the deeper meaning of liberalism one that profoundly influenced America political and economic freedom Amsterdam was home not only to religious dissidents and radical thinkers but to the world's first great global co

READER ☆ DOC Amsterdam ´ Hardcover Þ RUSSELL SHORTO Russell Shorto is the author most recently of Revolution Song a new narrative of the American Revolution which the New York Times called a remarkable achievement and the Chicago Tribune described as an engaging piece of historical detective work and narrative craft He is also the author of The Island at the Center of the World a national bestseller about the Dutch founding of New York S.

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  • Kalliope

    READER ☆ DOC Amsterdam ´ Hardcover Þ RUSSELL SHORTO AmsterdamThis is an entertaining read and a good warm up if preparing a visit Amsterdam Do not expect a great deal than that This book will also be liked by an American readership since most of the comparisons are made with the US It is clearly writt


  • Scott

    READER ☆ DOC Amsterdam ´ Hardcover Þ RUSSELL SHORTO AmsterdamAhhh Amsterdam Apple cake hashish cheese canals bikes and seedy red light areas Or at least that's largely what tourists see while they revel in the city's legendary liberalism What they don't see is that Amsterdam's infl


  • Christine

    READER ☆ DOC Amsterdam ´ Hardcover Þ RUSSELL SHORTO AmsterdamRead ARC via NetgalleyAmsterdam doesn’t uite fire the imagination for people the same way that Venice and Paris do Romance beauty tragedy history is what springs to mind when one thinks of Paris or Venice Now think of Amsterdam Which jumped into your mind first – drugs prostitutes or Anne Frank? Did you think of the famous Nightwatch Rembrandt Van Gogh or pancakes? Nope you thought of sex and drugs And this is what Shorto elegantly counters in his book about the world famous city


  • Michael

    READER ☆ DOC Amsterdam ´ Hardcover Þ RUSSELL SHORTO AmsterdamWhile occasionally interesting “Amsterdam A History of the World's Most Liberal City” was not very thought provoking I had many problems with Mr Shorto’s thesis These I shall enumerate in no particular order and I would have given page numbers b


  • Mikey B.

    READER ☆ DOC Amsterdam ´ Hardcover Þ RUSSELL SHORTO AmsterdamThe Royal Palace of AmsterdamA marvellously readable book on the history of this city It goes back to the 1500’s and 1600’s with the author outlining the distinctive features of Amsterdam and Holland in that eraIt was never as dominated by t


  • Debbi

    READER ☆ DOC Amsterdam ´ Hardcover Þ RUSSELL SHORTO AmsterdamI liked this book so much that when I was listening to the audio I went and bought the book to keep with me for the future A fascinating trip through the history of Amsterdam as well as The Netherlands Inspired by a fellow reader I've gone a small uest to learn about the country of


  • Bettie

    READER ☆ DOC Amsterdam ´ Hardcover Þ RUSSELL SHORTO AmsterdamUncorrected proof via netgalleycomDedication For Pamela Anna Eva Anthony Reinier Hector and BenjaminThe opening is a warm family moment that instantly draws a reader in A day in Amsterdam begins with me leaving my apartment with my toddler son in my arms strapping him into his seat between the handlebars of my bicycle working his blocky little sneakered feet into the footpads then setting off through the uiet generally breezy streets of our neighborhood which is called Oud Zuid Old SouthMy memories of Holland are of tulips and windmills land reclamation the Laughing Cavalier and all things OrangeMy impressions of Amsterdam where I haven't been are of canals and bikes diamonds and sex drugs and Van der ValkLoved this admired the easy writing A must for any reference library


  • Ian

    READER ☆ DOC Amsterdam ´ Hardcover Þ RUSSELL SHORTO AmsterdamThis is a wonderful compact volume sketching the history of the City of Amsterdam from the medieval age to present day Shorto has a lot of ground to cover but he strikes a good balance between the key historical elements that make us think of this Dutch city as the world's pre eminent source of progressive liberal ideology In essence Shorto believes the fact that the city was literally built as a dam and polder works to


  • Michael

    READER ☆ DOC Amsterdam ´ Hardcover Þ RUSSELL SHORTO AmsterdamIn preparation for a summer trip to Amsterdam and Ghent I wanted to immerse myself in the history of this well known city and learn about the people events and natural forces ie the encroaching North Sea that shaped this capital of commerce Russell S


  • miteypen

    READER ☆ DOC Amsterdam ´ Hardcover Þ RUSSELL SHORTO AmsterdamAn extremely interesting book for anyone interested in European history because it covers much than the history of Amsterdam Wh