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    DescriptionThe tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago--remote, tranquil, and now largely ignored. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, however, Run's harvest of nutmeg turned it into the most lucrative of the Spice Islands, precipitating a fierce and bloody battle between the all-powerful Dutch East India Company and a small band of ragtag British adventurers led by the intrepid Nathaniel Courthope. The outcome of the fighting was one of the most spectacular deals in history: Britain ceded Run to Holland, but in return was given another small island, Manhattan. A brilliant adventure story of unthinkable hardship and savagery, the navigation of uncharted waters, and the exploitation of new worlds, Nathaniel's Nutmeg is a remarkable chapter in the history of the colonial powers.


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    Title
    Nathaniel's Nutmeg
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Giles Milton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140292602
    ISBN 10: 0140292608
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000, HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN, CULT/SEASIN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037040, BUS070000
    DC22: 338.1/7383
    LC classification: HD9211.N883 I55 2000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 338.17383
    DC21: 338.17383
    LC classification: HD9211.N88
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , , , ,
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Publication date
    31 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Giles Milton is the author of The Riddle and the Knight, a critically acclaimed history of the explorer Sir John Mandeville.
    Review quote
    "This is high adventure -- pirates and cannons and pieces of eight ... A work of prodigious research, and a fascinatingly seminal tidbit of New York history". -- New York Newsday
    Back cover copy
    The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago, remote, tranquil, and now largely ignored. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, however, Run's harvest of nutmeg turned it into the most lucrative of the Spice Islands, precipitating a fierce and bloody battle between the all-powerful Dutch East India Company and a small band of ragtag British adventures led by the intrepid Nathaniel Courthope. The outcome of the fighting was one of the most spectacular deals in history: Britain ceded Run to Holland but in return was given Manhattan.A brilliant adventure story of unthinkable hardship, savagery, the navigation of uncharted waters, and the exploitation of new worlds, Nathaniel's Nutmeg is a remarkable chapter in the history of the colonial powers.