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Although the historical background re Amsterdam the Conversos and the business of trading was interesting enough, I found the overall story to be boring and very slow-paced. Read morePublished 2 months ago by lindylou
This is one of the most entertaining books I have ever read. Great characters, convoluted plot, and fascinating historic setting add up to a great book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by E. P. Hall
Interesting. Slow in spots, but a good, quick read that helped get my mind set on a trip to Amsterdam.Published 4 months ago by eschultz7
Liked this book very much. Enjoyed reading about the history of a people displaced trying to find
their way in the outside world and with each other. Read more
Not a bad read. Slow in places but interesting enough to get through.Published 4 months ago by R. Cook
Insight on 1850's Dutch "stock market" told in understandable, vivid manner that also enlightens the reader about Jewish life in Amsterdam at the time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alice M. Royer
Interesting historical story that rang true. More people should read it for the history of the times as well of as coffee.Published 5 months ago by Susan thompson
Very good book, interesting read. Loved the setting, both place and period, and how the author sprinkled in enough explanation that someone unfamiliar with a concept could... Read morePublished 6 months ago by earlene