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Why The Dutch Are Different: A Journey Into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands

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Why The Dutch Are Different: A Journey Into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands by Ben Coates manages to avoid all the pitfalls usually found in books where the narrator is the author himself. The book never feels self important and Coates never weavers in his determined efforts to uncover and reveal the identity of the Dutch. I can gladly liken his interesting and curious odyssey as a mix between engaging self discovery and cultural simulation.

In much the same way as John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was able to open up the streets of Savanna to outsiders through an intriguing non fiction narrative. Coates is able to expose the polite grace and subtle quality of the Dutch. While doing this lofty and difficult task in a colorful manner with a book that is packed with misadventures.

From the orange painted festivals, the author’s attempts to master the streets in his new book, a man made replica of Noah’s Ark, and the dying prostitution business of Holland, Coates dives deep into the heart of his new homeland.

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Author:
Ben Coates
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
304 pages
Publisher:
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publish Date:
05-Apr-2016
ISBN:
9781857886337
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Issue:
April 2016
Category:
History
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Book Author

Ben Coates

ASIN

185788633X

ISBN

9781857886337

Star Count

5

Page Count

304 pages

Issue

April 2016

Publication Date

05-Apr-2016

Format

Trade

Publisher

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

“Why The Dutch Are Different: A Journey Into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands”

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