The Resource Why the Dutch are different : a journey into the hidden heart of the Netherlands, Ben Coates

Why the Dutch are different : a journey into the hidden heart of the Netherlands, Ben Coates

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Why the Dutch are different : a journey into the hidden heart of the Netherlands
Title
Why the Dutch are different
Title remainder
a journey into the hidden heart of the Netherlands
Statement of responsibility
Ben Coates
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the first book to consider the hidden history of the Netherlands from a modern perspective, author Ben Coates explores the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and discovers why one of the world's smallest countries is so fascinating and significant. It is a self-made country, the Dutch national character shaped by the ongoing battle to keep the water out, its love of dairy and beer, its attitude towards nature, and its famous tolerance. Ben Coates investigates what make the Dutch, Dutch, why the Netherlands is much more than Holland, and why the color orange is so important. Along the way he reveals why they are the world's tallest people, and manage to be richer than almost everyone else despite working far less. He also discovers a country which is changing fast, with the Dutch now questioning many of the liberal policies which made their nation famous. A personal portrait of a fascinating people, a sideways history and an entertaining travelogue, Why The Dutch are Different is the story of an Englishman who went Dutch, and loved it. Ben Coates has worked at various times as a political advisor, corporate speechwriter, lobbyist, and aid worker. Ben has written articles for numerous publications including the Guardian, Financial Times, and Huffington Post. He currently lives in Rotterdam with his Dutch wife and works as an advisor for The One Acre Fund, an international charity"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
949.2
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maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DJ71
LC item number
.C63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Why the Dutch are different : a journey into the hidden heart of the Netherlands, Ben Coates
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Why the Dutch are different : a journey into the hidden heart of the Netherlands, Ben Coates
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Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Water, water, everywhere : windmills, climate change and the battle against the tides -- The religious divide : carnivals, Catholics and the war against Spain -- The Golden Age : empire, slavery and the rise of Amsterdam -- Fire and ashes : the Nazi destruction of the Netherlands -- Total football : Feyenoord, Ajax and the pride of a nation -- Mosques on the Maas : immigration, Islam and murder -- Anything goes : sex, drugs and the tradition of tolerance -- Epilogue: Going Dutch
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1750790
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Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9781857886337
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015047799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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  • (Sirsi) LSC2865681
  • (OCoLC)932003677
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