Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nathaniel's Nutmeg

A fascinating book by Giles Milton about the Nutmeg trade and the associated bloody history.

The Island of Run was exchanged for Manhattan as a political settlement between the Dutch and English.

And read all about Dutch atrocities at Amboyna! Shudder!

1 comment:

arohan said...

Many parts of USA were bought exchanged from other nations. Alaska from russia and there is a movement for independence of Alaska from US. similarly Louisiana from french.
talk about atrocities and trade.... i will recommend sea of poppies by amitava ghosh