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Why the Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherl…


*A SCOTSMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR*

Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he’d met some months earlier. He stayed for dinner. Actually, he stayed for good.

In the first book to consider the hidden heart and history of the Netherlands from a modern perspective, the author explores the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and discovers why one of the world’s smallest countries is also so significant and so fascinating. It is a self-made country, the…


Why The Dutch Are Different

Pub Date : 2015-09-24 | Author : Ben Coates | Publisher : Nicholas Brealey Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781857889628
ISBN 13 : 1857889622

Why the Dutch are Different is a personal portrait of a fascinating people, a sideways history and an entertaining travelogue...


Street Gang

Pub Date : 2008-12-26 | Author : Michael Davis | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 1440658757
ISBN 13 : 9781440658754

The New York Times bestselling account of the story behind one of the most influential, durable, and beloved shows in the history of television: Sesame Street, moving to HBO this f..


Amsterdam

Pub Date : 2010-09-30 | Author : Geert Mak | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781409000853
ISBN 13 : 1409000850

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..


Tulipomania

Pub Date : 2010-02-10 | Author : Mike Dash | Publisher : Broadway Books

ISBN 10 : 0307560821
ISBN 13 : 9780307560827

In the 1630s, visitors to the prosperous trading cities of the Netherlands couldn't help but notice that thousands of normally sober, hardworking Dutch citizens from every walk of ..


Running Beyond

Pub Date : 2016-11-03 | Author : Ian Corless | Publisher : Aurum Press Limited

ISBN 10 : 9781781316504
ISBN 13 : 1781316503

Whether the adventure occurs on the twisting trails of the world’s mountain peaks, in the intense heat of desert sands or the gritty demands of rocky paths, running far and runni..


Social Policy In Britain

Pub Date : 2014-03-31 | Author : Pete Alcock | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9781137250667
ISBN 13 : 1137250666

In this timely revision of his best-selling introductory textbook, Pete Alcock has been joined by Margaret May to bring you an essential up-to-date guide on social policy. Continui..


Xenophobe S Guide To The Dutch

Pub Date : 2008-07-01 | Author : Rodney Bolt | Publisher : Oval Projects Ltd

ISBN 10 : 1906042284
ISBN 13 : 9781906042288

It's all in your mind The spirit of tolerance does constant battle with the ghost of Calvin for control of the Dutch psyche. Few Dutch people go to church anymore, but they don't n..


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