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Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

Author: Russell Shorto
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Description

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 will look 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.

Promotion info

This is the first 'biography' of the city of Amsterdam - in the same vein as Peter Ackroyd's London.

Author description

Russell Shorto is an American author, historian and journalist. His books have been published in nine languages and he is the contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and the director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781408703489
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Little, Brown
  • : November 2013
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Russell Shorto
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 949.2352
  • : 400
  • : Colour