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  • Amsterdam

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780349000022
    • Publisher: Abacus
    • Published: May 2014
    This is the first 'biography' of the city of Amsterdam - in the same vein as Peter Ackroyd's London.
  • Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307743756
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: August 2014
    A historical portrait of the Netherlands capital and the ideas that make it unique explores the ongoing efforts of its citizens to navigate its seaside challenges and democratic philosophies, revealing how the liberal ideals that evolved there throughout time have had a profound influence and are being compromised in today's world.
  • Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385517539
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: October 2008
    From the best-selling author of the acclaimed The Island At The Center Of The World. On a brutal winter's day in 1650 in Stockholm, the influential and controversial French philosopher Rene Descartes was buried. Sixteen years later, the French Ambassador Hugues de Terlon, secretly unearthed Descartes' bones & transported them to France. Why would this devoutly Catholic official care so much about the remains of a philosopher who was hounded from country to country on charges of atheism? Why would Descartes' bones take such a strange serpentine path over 350 years? This historical detective story leads to the science museum in Paris where his skull now resides.
  • Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307275660
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: August 2009
  • Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $14.50 - $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393245547
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: November 2017
  • The Island At the Center of the World

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $34.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781419300448
    • Publisher: RECORDED BOOKS
    • Published: July 2004
    Presented on 13 CDs, running time approximately 15 hours. Unabridged.
  • The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385503495
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: March 2004
    In an account that blends a novelist's grasp of story-telling with cutting-edge scholarship, 'The Island at the Center of the World' strips Manhattan of its asphalt & skyscrapers, reverting back to its existence as a wilderness island that became a prize in the global power struggle between the English and the Dutch. Shorto details the Dutch-created free-trade, upward mobile melting pot port city - modeled on Europe's libertine capital, Amsterdam - in its struggles against the British, from London to The Hague to bloody naval encounters on the high seas. This is one rollicking, dramatic narrative. Addenda. Illus. 384p.
  • The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America

    By Russell Shorto

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400078677
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: April 2005
    Far more than an addendum to familiar American history, this book provides a whole new picture - a thrown-open window onto the intra-European struggles for dominance in the New World. Relying heavily on Dutch records, the book produces a history of the extent to which the primordial colonial wilderness island was fought over by the Dutch and English as a prize to be had among the global powers. Here is Manhattan stripped of asphalt and the wolves' prints fresh on the page. Addenda. Illus. 416p.

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