Why read it?
3 authors picked Nathaniel's Nutmeg as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
Did your history teacher tell you about the spice race and how it drove colonization and shaped recent history? This wonderful book tells the remarkable story of the adventures surrounding the occupation of the tiny Indonesian island of Run, source of much-sought-after nutmeg, and the eventual trade the Dutch East India Company struck to gain control from the British. In return, the British received another island: New Amsterdam - or what we now know as Manhattan.
One of those rare and wonderful books that brings back to life long-ago events that were of globe-changing importance at the time but have been all but forgotten today. With flair and energy, Milton retells the story of the battle between the British and Dutch for control of the famed Spice Islands and the riches they then possessed, all with a special twist at the end.
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