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The History of Holland (The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations) Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0313306587 ISBN-10: 0313306583

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Product Details

  • Series: The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood (August 30, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313306583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313306587
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,689,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The text is especially well-written for its intended audience--it is readable, interesting, and informative. The indexing is thorough."

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"…offers a valuable overview of the Dutch people and how they came to be a superpower that fostered a company such as the United East India Company. An informative read!"

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The most up-to-date survey of modern Dutch history in English


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David Veenstra on August 11, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Almost one third of this book is devoted to background, such as geography, econony, political system, and society. It is space and time well spent. The entire book reads quite easily, and I often had a hard time putting it down.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LeVar Bouyer on August 2, 2012
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A nice way to get a light grasp on the Netherlands, for someone who knows little to nothing about the country. It actually leans a bit more on contemporary Dutch culture than I would have expected, but that's no bad thing.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ravanagh Allan on March 27, 2009
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I've got the hard-back verion, and if you don't hold it carefully, pages can come unstuck (they're not hard to put back in, thou').

Quite a good history otherwise.
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My husband was born in Rotterdam, left Holland for America when he was 8. He has always wanted to know more about the history of his birth country. This is a great book, filled with lots of facts. He was surprised for Christmas and has a read a bit each night. Great information!!
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