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Synopsis: AMSTERDAM: A HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S MOST LIBERAL CITY

Amsterdam is not just any city. Despite its relative size it has stood alongside its larger cousins - Paris, London, Berlin - and has influenced the modern world to a degree that few other cities have. Sweeping across the city's colourful thousand year history, Amsterdam will bring the place to life: its sights and smells; its politics and people. Concentrating on two significant periods - the late 1500s to the mid 1600s and then from the Second World War to the present, Russell Shorto's masterful biography looks at Amsterdam's central preoccupations. Just as fin-de-siecle Vienna was the birthplace of psychoanalysis, seventeenth century Amsterdam was the wellspring of liberalism, and today it is still a city that takes individual freedom very seriously. A wonderfully evocative book that takes Amsterdam's dramatic past and present and populates it with a whole host of colourful characters, Amsterdam is the definitive book on this great city.

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ISBN 9780349000022
Weight 0.362
Publisher LITTLE, BROWN (LBS)
Book Size (cm.) 129x197x27
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 12.96
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 12.96
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 20.32
Language English
Number of Pages 416

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Amsterdam is not just any city. Despite its relative size it has stood alongside its larger cousins - Paris, London, Berlin - and has influenced the modern world to a degree that few other cities have. Sweeping across the city's colourful thousand year history, Amsterdam will bring the place to life: its sights and smells; its politics and people. Concentrating on two significant periods - the late 1500s to the mid 1600s and then from the Second World War to the present, Russell Shorto's masterful biography looks at Amsterda view all

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SHORTO, RUSSELL

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RUSSELL SHORTO's latest book is "Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City." Author James Gleick describes it as "The story of a great city that has shaped the soul of the world. Masterful reporting, vivid history--the past and present are equally alive in this book." Russell Shorto is also the bestselling author of "The Island at the Center of the World" and "Descartes' Bones," and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. His books have been published in fourteen languages. From 2008 to 2013 he was the director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam.

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