Sunday, July 5, 2015

Book Review: Tulipomania

by Mike Dash


Topkapi Palace
An Admirael van der Eijck, one of the
most expensive Rosen varieties

Photo Source

Partial Synopsis from Mike Dash:  The Story of the World’s Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused.  No traveler passing through the Netherlands in the autumn of 1636, at the height of the country’s Golden Age, could have failed to notice the hysteria pervading the place. Thousands of people from almost every walk of life were caught up in a literal frenzy of buying and selling tulips.

My Thoughts:  Being an avid gardener, I found the book fascinating.  If you are not a huge fan of tulips, you might feel this historical documentary is a bit dry.  Other than the love of collecting tulips, the main characters of this interesting episode in history have little else in common.  Perhaps that's part of my fascination?  I would definitely recommend this book to any gardener, especially those who enjoy collections.
 
 
What are you reading?

;-)  -Marci

6 comments:

  1. As you know, Tulips are my most favorite flower ever- in the whole world. Love them!! Who else do you know with a tulip tattoo on their toe?

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  2. I love tulips! But, I don't think I would enjoy this book too much, as I'm not an avid novel reader. My brain gets easily diverted so reading material has to be short to hold my interest. Thanks for voting in my latest addition of battle of the band. Have a tunetastic week!

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  3. Sounds like a very interesting book, Marci. My mom LOVES Tulips so I'm sure she would enjoy this book :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  4. I love this tulip painting. The book does sound like it would be interesting!

    Cyndee

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  5. I've never read a book about flowers. Sounds like something a gardener would love reading though. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  6. I love tulips. I'll have to check it out!

    Thanks again for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday. We hope you'll stop back this week!

    Lisa

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