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The Coffee Trader (2003)

by David Liss

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    joririchardson: Both books are similar and of equal quality, in my opinion. "House of Windjammer" deals with the tulip trade in 1630's Amsterdam, while "The Coffee Trader" centers around the 1650's coffee trade and general business in Amsterdam. I highly recommend both books.… (more)
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A somewhat frustrating tale of when 'markets' were pretty much as they are today - but this was Amsterdam in 1659. Our coffee 'trader' makes some *very* foolish mistakes and once the multiple layers of treachery are exposed, suffers the anguish of some major guilt. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
it was that entertaining like his Benjamin Weaver stories but i liked the history of the stock market info. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 17, 2016 |
it was that entertaining like his Benjamin Weaver stories but i liked the history of the stock market info. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
it was that entertaining like his Benjamin Weaver stories but i liked the history of the stock market info. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
it was that entertaining like his Benjamin Weaver stories but i liked the history of the stock market info. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
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Amsterdam, 1659: On the world’s first commodities exchange, fortunes are won and lost in an instant. Miguel Lienzo, a sharp-witted trader in the city’s close-knit community of Portuguese Jews, knows this only too well. Once among the city’s most envied merchants, Miguel has suddenly lost everything. Now, impoverished and humiliated, living in his younger brother’s canal-flooded basement, Miguel must find a way to restore his wealth and reputation.

Miguel enters into a partnership with a seductive Dutchwoman who offers him one last chance at success—a daring plot to corner the market of an astonishing new commodity called “coffee.” To succeed, Miguel must risk everything he values and face a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to see him ruined. Miguel will learn that among Amsterdam’s ruthless businessmen, betrayal lurks everywhere, and even friends hide secret agendas.

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"On the world's first commodities exchange, fortunes are won and lost in an instant. Miguel Lienzo, a sharp-witted trader in the city's close-knit community of Portuguese Jews, knows this only too well. Once among the city's most envied merchants, Miguel has lost everything in a sudden shift in the sugar markets. Now, impoverished and humiliated, living on the charity of his petty younger brother, Miguel must find a way to restore his wealth and reputation." "Miguel enters into a partnership with a seductive Dutchwoman who offers him one last chance at success - a daring plot to corner the market of an astonishing new commodity called "coffee." To succeed, Miguel must risk everything he values and test the limits of his commercial guile, facing not only the chaos of the markets and the greed of his competitors, but also a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to see him ruined. Miguel will learn that among Amsterdam's ruthless businessmen, betrayal lurks everywhere, and even friends hide secret agendas."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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