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Nathaniel's Nutmeg : or, The True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
Nathaniel's Nutmeg or The True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
Author: Giles Milton
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 Dutc...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140292602
ISBN-10: 0140292608
Publication Date: 7/2000
Pages: 388
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Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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A very interesting read. I had no idea that, in the desperation to cut out the middleman, the British tried a northern route to get to Asia. It is interesting to think, when in the grocery store with the ease of purchasing ANY spice, the lengths people went to to obtain them, and the profit associated with them.
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