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Amsterdam A History of the World's Most Liberal City

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ISBN-10: 0307743756

ISBN-13: 9780307743756

Edition: N/A

Authors: Russell Shorto

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An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the WorldTourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque 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 deeper history of Amsterdam, what makes it one of the most fascinating places on earth, is bound up in its unique 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…    
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/12/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.15" wide x 8.00" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Russell Shorto is the author of "Gospel Truth: The New Image of Jesus Emerging from Science and History," He has written for "GQ," "The New Yorker," "The Miami Herald," "Travel & Leisure," and "The New York Times Magazine," He lives in Putnam Valley, New York, with his wife and their two daughters.