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Amsterdam: A Brief Life of the City

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Amsterdam: A Brief Life of the City

Geert Mak, Philip Blom, "Amsterdam: A Brief Life of the City"
ISBN: 186046789X, 1860465986 | 2001 | EPUB | 336 pages | 3 MB

A magnet for trade and travellers from all over the world, stylish, cosmopolitan Amsterdam is a city of dreams and nightmares, of grand civic architecture and legendary beauty, but also of civil wars, bloody religious purges, and the tragedy of Anne Frank. In this fascinating examination of the city's soul, part history, part travel guide, Geert Mak imaginatively recreates the lives of the early Amsterdammers, and traces Amsterdam's progress from waterlogged settlement to a major financial centre and thriving modern metropolis