The Island At the Center of the World by Russell Shorto

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Nearly 40 years ago, a New York State Library archivist discovered 12,000 pages of extraordinary records from the original Dutch colony on Manhattan. After decades of painstaking translation, the documents became the primary source for this breathtaking history of early New York. With an extraordinary cast of real-life characters, The Island at the Center of the World is a riveting narrative and a landmark in the chronicles of American history.


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Published January 1, 2004 by Recorded Books.
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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