Paperback Amsterdam : a history of the world's most liberal city / Russell Shorto.
Publication year: 2014
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780349000022 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Doubleday, 2013.
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, this book brings 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.
405 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (colour) ; 20 cm