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

Published 5y ago -

Review by Dan Geddes See also: The Island at the Center of the World The Dutch Republic The First Salute Russell Shorto’s Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City is such an enjoyable book in part because Shorto cherry-picks the most i... More »


Barbara Tuchman’s The First Salute

Published 8y ago -

The First Salute: A View of the American Revolution by Barbara Tuchman Review by Dan Geddes Summary: Barbara Tuchman’s compelling view on the American Revolution highlights the key role played by The Netherlands in the struggle, first as arms merchant vi... More »


The Island at the Centre of the World

Published 8y ago -

The Island at the Centre of the World: The Untold Story of the Founding of New York by Russell Shorto Review by Dan Geddes Historians have often treated the establishment of New Amsterdam by the Dutch as a footnote to the history of the United States. The Brit... More »



Published 9y ago -

Rick Perlstein Review by Dan Geddes Nixonland reads like a tragi-hilarious movie reel of the Sixties. Perlstein’s narrative is sweeping, colorful and dense as it covers the American political and cultural terrain from LBJ’s liberal landslide in 1964, throu... More »


Jacques Barzun’s From Dawn To Decadence

Published 17y ago -

From Dawn To Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life by Jacques Barzun Review By Dan Geddes 5 January 2001 For most of its 800 pages From Dawn To Decadence is a triumph of historical survey. Barzun treats countless historical developments with grace and ... More »

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