Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City explores the deeper history of the city, and what makes it one of the most fascinating cities on earth. Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home, Russell Shorto provides a surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam.
WHY THE DUTCH ARE DIFFERENT
by Ben Coates
In this fun but educational account, Netherlands transplant Ben Coates explores what makes the Dutch the Dutch. A personal portrait of a fascinating people, a sideways history and an entertaining travelogue, this book offers an outsider's viewpoint of a remarkable country.