The Elites Consistently Charted a New Course. A Concise History of the Netherlands
(Koen Kleijn) The Low Countries - 2018, № 26, pp. 293-294
James Kennedy’s history of the Netherlands was not written for a Dutch public. It is part of a series published by Cambridge University Press, which includes concise histories of Spain, Brazil, Finland, Bosnia, Bolivia and many other countries. Kennedy is an appealing choice for a project such as this. He is a popular historian and valued participant in the public debate. He is also ‘an outsider’: an American of Dutch origin, who grew up in the Calvinist Orange City, Iowa.
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