Great Cities In the last part of Morning Edition's February series on what makes a city great, NPR's Susan Stamberg hears how a rich cultural mix, great shopping, and exotic food made people head to London and Amsterdam in droves -- in the 1600's. She speaks with author and historian Simon Schama about the color -- and the dreck, drugs and drink -- of these great cities three centuries ago.
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Great Cities

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Great Cities

Great Cities

Great Cities

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In the last part of Morning Edition's February series on what makes a city great, NPR's Susan Stamberg hears how a rich cultural mix, great shopping, and exotic food made people head to London and Amsterdam in droves — in the 1600's. She speaks with author and historian Simon Schama about the color — and the dreck, drugs and drink — of these great cities three centuries ago.

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