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Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The true and incredible adventures of the spice trader who changed the course of history / Giles Milton.

Milton, Giles. (Author).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Downtown Newburgh 338.17 MILTON (Text) 39206021396138 NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250069283
  • ISBN: 1250069289
  • Physical Description: xi, 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Picador edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador : 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in United States by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-378) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Arctic Whirlwinds -- Wonderfully Unwholesome Climes -- Music and Dancing Damsels -- In the Paws of the Lion -- 'Admiral, We Are Betrayed!' -- A Rebel at Sea -- Cannibals' Country -- Banner of Saint George -- Conflict between Gentlemen -- Raising the Blood-Flag -- Trial by Fire and Water -- Striking a Deal.
Summary, etc.:
The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the Indonesian archipelago--remote, tranquil, and, these days, largely ignored. Yet 370 years ago, Run's harvest of nutmeg (yielding a 3,200% profit by the time it arrived in England) made it the most lucrative of the Spice Islands, precipitating a battle between the Dutch East India Company and the British Crown. The outcome was that Britain ceded Run to Holland but in return was given Manhattan--leading to the birth of New York and to the beginning of the British Empire. This deal was due to the persistence of one man: Nathaniel Courthope and his small band of adventurers were sent to Run in October 1616, and held off the Dutch navy for four years. This book centers on the showdown between Courthope and the Dutch Governor General, and the brutal fate of mariners racing to Run to reap the huge profits of the spice trade.--From publisher description.
Subject: Courthope, Nathaniel.
Coen, Jan Pieterszoon, 1587-1629.
Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie > History.
Nutmeg industry > Indonesia > Maluku > History > 17th century.
Spice trade > Indonesia > Maluku > History > 17th century.
Indonesia > History > 1478-1798.
Maluku (Indonesia) > History.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) > History > 17th century.

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