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Michelin Netherlands: Motorist And Touring Guide (Michelin Maps)

2061005942


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UnDutchables: An Observation Of The Netherlands,Its Culture And Its Inhabitants
Laurie Boucke
1888580321
December 2005
Paperback
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Johannes van Dam, Het Parool, May 26, 1990
Nothing is more interesting than to see yourself through the eyes of an outsider. The UnDutchables is a very revealing treatise about us... This book in a very exact yet funny way discloses all the secrets about us that we really would have preferred to keep to ourselves. In other words, they hang out the dirty linen... The authors have clearly looked much farther than wooden shoes and tulips... Even the way we stir sugar in our coffee has not escaped their notice and not until you read this book from cover to cover do you understand how much our behavior, that we consider as completely normal ourselves, borders on insanity for a non-Netherlander. Everything in it is true, and only the humor with which it is written makes it at all palatable for us. A fine little work, then, that will be...


Anne Frank Beyond the Diary
Ruud Van Der Rol
0140369260
May 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In a boxed and starred review, PW commented that this "superb exploration of the particular and the universal meanings of a seminal work... moves past symbolism to disentangle the real Anne Frank from mythography." All ages. (May) qCopyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 5 Up-Anyone who has been touched by Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl will be moved by this account that opens on the day Anne received the journal for her 13th birthday. The color photo of the diary set opposite the text lends immediacy and a sense of reality to the commentary. The feelings are reinforced throughout by the authors' prodigious research and the accumulation of details through the photographs. Some of the pictures included have never been...


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

0313306583


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Review
“The text is especially well-written for its intended audience--it is readable, interesting, and informative. The indexing is thorough.”–American Reference Books Annual

Book Description
Holland was once a superpower upon whose empire the sun never set. Today it is on the leading edge of social change. This history of Holland, from its earliest beginnings to the present day, provides the most up-to-date survey of modern Dutch history, including the current Dutch approach to a number of social issues, such as the welfare state, the environment, socialized medicine, and the role of the military in the post-Cold War world. Containing a wealth of current information and statistics, this work will help the reader to understand the Dutch both within the historical context in...


The Netherlands (Lonely Planet Travel Series)
Jeremy Gray
1740593030
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
From the cosmopolitan wonders of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague to windmills, tulips and boundless bike tracks, this indispensable guide will help you to experience all that the Netherlands has to offer. 45 maps including eight colour Amsterdam city maps accommodation options from trekkershutten to five-star hotels the background on windmills - how they work, where to find them all the entertainment choices, from coffee shops and brown cafes to opera and classical music the lowdown on where to see Dutch art from Rembrandt to Mondriaan --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Publisher
From deeply historic cities such as Haarlem, Leiden and Delft and the vibrant city of Rotterdam to the cosmopolitan wonders of Amsterdam and The Hague, Lonely...


A Bridge Too Far
Cornelius Ryan
0684803305
May 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Marking the 50th anniversary of events leading up to the end of WWII are these two reissued historical works from the late war correspondent, author of The Longest Day. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Published in 1974 and 1966, respectively, these comprise the second and third legs of Ryan's World War II trilogy begun with 1959's The Longest Day (Classic Returns, 4/15/94). Bridge examines the Allies' failed plan to open a venue into Germany, while The Last Battle profiles the growing tensions among the ranks of both the Allied and the Axis powers toward the conclusion of the European war. LJ's reviewers praised Ryan, finding his analysis "exciting and fast paced" (LJ 8/74) and "the tensions of the period are there on each page" (LJ...


Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Gregory Maguire
0060987529
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Gregory Maguire's chilling, wonderful retelling of Cinderella is a study in contrasts. Love and hate, beauty and ugliness, cruelty and charity--each idea is stripped of its ethical trappings, smashed up against its opposite number, and laid bare for our examination. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister begins in 17th-century Holland, where the two Fisher sisters and their mother have fled to escape a hostile England. Maguire's characters are at once more human and more fanciful than their fairy-tale originals. Plain but smart Iris and her sister, Ruth, a hulking simpleton, are dazed and terrified as their mother, Margarethe, urges them into the strange Dutch streets. Within days, purposeful Margarethe has secured the family a place in the home of an aspiring painter, where for a short time, they find happiness.

But...



The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road, 1567-1659 : The Logistics of Spanish Victory and Defeat in the Low Countries' Wars (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History)

0521543924


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Book Description
The publication of The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road in 1972 marked the birth of the "new military history", which emphasized military organization--mobilization, pay, supply, morale and, above all, logistics--rather than military "events" such as sieges and battles. Constantly cited since its first publication in English (with translations into Spanish and Dutch), this revised updated second edition includes new sources and references but otherwise remains faithful to the original edition. First Edition Hb (1972): 0-521-08462-8 First Edition Pb (1975): 0-521-09907-2

About the Author
Geoffrey Parker is Andreas Dorpalen Professor of History, The Ohio State University and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is one of the world's most prolific and distinguished...


Tramp for the Lord
Corrie Ten Boom
0425186296
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
In 1940, Corrie ten Boom was living with her father and sister above their watch shop in Haarlem, Holland-and when their country was invaded, this devoutly Christian family provided sanctuary for persecuted Jews. Before long, the Nazis captured Corrie and her family. They were sent to a concentration camp, where Corrie lost both her sister and father. But remarkably, throughout this turbulent time, Corrie sustained the faith in God that helped her become one of the most beloved evangelists of her time.

Tramp for the Lord continues Corrie ten Boom's extraordinary journey of hope following the events recounted in her bestseller The Hiding Place. From her near-destitute days in postwar New York to heart-stopping adventures in Africa, Corrie's inspirational life story proves that miracles do happen....


Frommer's Brussels & Bruges with Ghent & Antwerp
George McDonald
0764576666
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Frommer's Brussels & Bruges with Antwerp and Ghent, 2E brings you the best of Belgium’s great cities—from the cosmopolitan Euro-capital of Brussels and postcard-perfect Bruges, to the...



Look What Came from the Netherlands (Look What Came from...)
Kevin A. Davis
0531166317
March 2003
Paperback
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The Diary of Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition)
Anne Frank
0553577123
March 1997
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Anne Frank's diaries have always been among the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. This new edition restores diary entries omitted from the original edition, revealing a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardships, and passions. Anne emerges as more real, more human, and more vital than ever. If you've never read this remarkable autobiography, do so. If you have read it, you owe it to yourself to read it again. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly
This startling new edition of Dutch Jewish teenager Anne Frank's classic diary?written in an Amsterdam warehouse, where for two years she hid from the Nazis with her family and friends?contains approximately 30% more material than the original 1947 edition. It...


Frommer's Belgium, Holland & Luxembourg
George McDonald
0764576674
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A highly informative guide to a great trip in the Low Countries
Leads travelers to the best of the Netherlands (almost 1 million North American visitors in 2001), Belgium (capital of the European Union and headquarters of NATO), and Luxembourg (which has more Michelin-starred restaurants per square mile than any other country) Delivers the scoop on top cultural attractions in Brussels, Bruges, Amsterdam, Luxembourg City, and other urban centers Reveals the best local experiences, from the forests and resorts of Belgium's Ardennes and the wine trail of Luxembourg to the windmills, tulip fields, and carnival celebrations of Holland Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in hotels, dining, and attractions

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ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED
Miep Gies, Alison Leslie Gold
0671662341
April 15, 1988
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Gies recalls how, during WW II, she, her husband and some of their coworkers sheltered her boss Otto Frank, his family and several other Jews in a secret annex of their Amsterdam office building. PW found that although Gold's retelling is "disappointing," Gies's "sincerity, humility and courage emerge . . . and will not fail to inspire." Photos. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
YA This memoir reveals the writer to be a woman of great courage, who determinedly pursued a course of action founded upon deep humanitarian convictions despite great personal danger. Gies was the trusted employee to whom Otto Frank turned when his family was forced into hiding in their attempt to escape deportation and death. Teenagers who have read Anne...


The Diary of Anne Frank
Anne Frank
0385508476
Mar 2003
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Holland (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
Jane Ewart (Editor)
0789493055
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The first fully illustrated guide to the entire Netherlands, Eyewitness Travel Guides: Holland includes an 8-page pullout on he canals of Amsterdam, illustrations of Anne Frank's House, coverage of the major museums, and much more.


Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank
0553296981
January 1993
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Her marvelously detailed, engagingly personal entries chronicle 25 trying months of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and a middle-aged dentist who has little tolerance for Anne's vivacity. The diary's universal appeal stems from its riveting blend of the grubby particulars of life during wartime (scant, bad food; shabby, outgrown clothes that can't be replaced; constant fear of discovery) and candid discussion of emotions familiar to every...


Frommer's Amsterdam with Map
George McDonald
076457664X
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Frommer's Amsterdam (13th Edition) is the only guide you'll need to plan the perfect trip to this vibrant, attractive city. Amsterdam is far more complex than its dated reputation as a hippie haven suggests, and we give you the best of both worlds—from the Red Light District to the Van Gogh Museum, from "smoking coffeeshops" to an evening at the Concertgebouw. It's all gezellig to Amsterdammers. Frommer's Amsterdam gives you insider tips on the best museums, big and small; the best antique shops in the Spiegelgracht quarter; the best restaurants for French, modern Dutch, or the Indonesian feast rijsttafel walking tours and biking tours along the Golden Age Canal and the Amstel River; plus information for side trips to Rotterdam, The Hague, Gouda, and other cities.

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Netherlands
Manufactured by Michelin Travel Publications
2060008875
April 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This title in the acclaimed Michelin Green Guide series brings you the "best of the Netherlands" in one volume. The charm of its historic towns, the color of the bulbfields, the highlights of its famous art collections and the architectural heritage of the Golden Age are captured in this guide. This fully revised edition includes a new feature for Amsterdam and other selected cities: Travellers' Addresses, indispensable listings of hotels, restaurants and cafes, plus tips on the best places to shop and where to go for a night out. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Language Notes
Text: French --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Rick Steves' Amsterdam, Bruges, and Brussels 2006 (Rick Steves)
Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
1566917190
February 28, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to meander around Amsterdam's Van Gogh museum, climb Bruges' 14th century belfry, and stroll through Brussels' La Grand Place? With Rick Steves’ Amsterdam, Bruges, and Brussels 2006, travelers can experience everything Amsterdam, Bruges, and Brussels have to offer – economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves’ Amsterdam, Bruges, and Brussels 2006 includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick’s newest "back door" discoveries. America’s #1 authority on travel to Europe, Rick’s time-tested recommendations for safe and...


Amsterdam
DK Publishing
0789495589
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Features: Oude Zijde, Nieuwe Zijde, the Western Canal Ring, Central Canal Ring, Eastern Canal Ring, the Museum Quarter, and Plantage.


Girl with a Pearl Earring
Tracy Chevalier
0452282152
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
With precisely 35 canvases to his credit, the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer represents one of the great enigmas of 17th-century art. The meager facts of his biography have been gleaned from a handful of legal documents. Yet Vermeer's extraordinary paintings of domestic life, with their subtle play of light and texture, have come to define the Dutch golden age. His portrait of the anonymous Girl with a Pearl Earring has exerted a particular fascination for centuries--and it is this magnetic painting that lies at the heart of Tracy Chevalier's second novel of the same title.

Girl with a Pearl Earring centers on Vermeer's prosperous Delft household during the 1660s. When Griet, the novel's quietly perceptive heroine, is hired as a servant, turmoil follows. First, the 16-year-old narrator becomes increasingly intimate with...



Vincent's Colors hc (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Vincent Van Gogh, et al
0811850994
September 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3–This text is pulled directly from the letters Van Gogh wrote about his paintings to his brother, Theo. Each line of the rhyming stanzas is accompanied by a rich, full-color reproduction of one of the artist's key works, including Sunflowers, The Bedroom, and The Starry Night. Van Gogh's poetic descriptions will hold the attention of young readers; even preschoolers will enjoy the simple text and vibrant pictures. The brilliant colors and brush strokes are reproduced faithfully. A perfect addition as a picture book or as a simple introduction to art.–Steev Baker, Kewaskum Public Library, WI Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Hiding Place
Corrie Ten Boom
0553256696
October 1984
Mass Market Paperback
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From AudioFile
Corrie ten Boom was a leader in the Dutch Underground during WWII. With the aid of her family, she hid scores of Jews from the Nazi invaders. She was arrested along with every member of her family, spending the remaining war years in concentration camps. Nadia May does great credit to the writers of this true story. She reads with simplicity and a lack of histrionics. Her emotional control makes the tension and horror of the family's plight more real and hideous. Her vocal range is expansive as is her ability to speak with diverse foreign accents. The listener is left with a story of extraordinary humanity, goodness and overwhelming love. J.P. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
Corrie Ten Boom stood...


Clinical Neurophysiology of Disorders of Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction, Including Fatigue (Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology (Amsterdam, Netherlands), V. 2.)
Erik Stalberg (Editor)
0444508678
December 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"This Handbook has been well produced with universally clear line diagrams of neurophysiological recordings. ...It fulfils the aim of providing the information necessary to understand and assess muscle and neuromuscular junction disease, and contains much more that will be of use to practising and trainee neurophysiologists."

NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS, 2004

Book Description
This book is a review of basic physiology, pathophysiology, clinical symptoms and diagnostic methods with emphasis on electrophysiology in disorders of muscle and neuromuscular junction, including fatigue. The strength of the volume lies in its coverage of the field from basic science to clinical aspects. Its main focus is the place of electrophysiological methods. This broad presentation of the various topics...


Lonely Planet Amsterdam
Andrew Bender
1741040027
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Gregory Maguire
0060392827
November 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Gregory Maguire's chilling, wonderful retelling of Cinderella is a study in contrasts. Love and hate, beauty and ugliness, cruelty and charity--each idea is stripped of its ethical trappings, smashed up against its opposite number, and laid bare for our examination. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister begins in 17th-century Holland, where the two Fisher sisters and their mother have fled to escape a hostile England. Maguire's characters are at once more human and more fanciful than their fairy-tale originals. Plain but smart Iris and her sister, Ruth, a hulking simpleton, are dazed and terrified as their mother, Margarethe, urges them into the strange Dutch streets. Within days, purposeful Margarethe has secured the family a place in the home of an aspiring painter, where for a short time, they find happiness.

But...



Betraying Spinoza : The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity
Rebecca Goldstein
0805242090
May 30, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This biography of 17th-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) may seem out of place in the Jewish Encounters series, devoted to Jewish thinkers and themes, because Spinoza denied the importance of Jewish identity, and Amsterdam's Jewish community expelled him for heresy. But Goldstein, author of The Mind-Body Problem and Incompleteness and a professor of philosophy, reconstructs Spinoza's life and traces his metaphysics to his efforts to solve the dilemmas of Jewish identity. The philosopher grew up in a community of Jews who had fled the Spanish-Portuguese Inquisition. As Goldstein argues, Spinoza's "determination to think through his community's tragedy in the most universal terms possible compelled him to devise a unique life for himself, insisting on secularism when the concept of it had not yet...


The Dutch Republic : Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806 (Oxford History of Early Modern Europe)
Jonathan Israel
0198207344
September 3, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
"Jonathan Israel's 1,231-page blockbuster forms the inaugural volume of a new series, the Oxford History of Early Modern Europe, and offers a comprehensive, integrated account of the northern part of the Netherlands over almost 350 years...The Dutch Republic represents the fruit of 12 years of
research, contemplation and writing, and brims over with interesting detail."--The New York Times Book Review

"Israel performs the great service of charting a path through this literature and presents a coherent and comprehensive picture of the Dutch Republic.... Comprehensive in scope and yet so clearly and carefully written that it could serve as a textbook for graduate history courses. Because it is so
thoroughly researched and up-to-date, it is also the kind of indispensable handbook that deserves a place on...


The Coffee Trader : A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
David Liss
0375760903
February 3, 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Liss's first novel, A Conspiracy of Paper, was sketched on the wide canvas of 18th-century London's multilayered society. This one, in contrast, is set in the confined world of 17th-century Amsterdam's immigrant Jewish community. Liss makes up the difference in scale with ease, establishing suspense early on. Miguel Lienzo escaped the Inquisition in Portugal and lives by his wits trading commodities. He honed his skills in deception during years of hiding his Jewish identity in Portugal, so he finds it easy to engage in the evasions and bluffs necessary for a trader on Amsterdam's stock exchange. While he wants to retain his standing in the Jewish community, he finds it increasingly difficult to abide by the draconian dictates of the Ma'amad, the ruling council. Which is all the more reason not to acknowledge his...

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