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The Island at the Center of the World

The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America

The Island at the Center of the World( )
Author: Shorto, Russell
ISBN:978-1-4000-7867-7
Publication Date:Apr 2005
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.95
Book Description:

In a riveting, groundbreaking narrative, Russell Shorto tells the story of New Netherland, the Dutch colony which pre-dated the Pilgrims and established ideals of tolerance and individual rights that shaped American history.  "Astonishing . . . A book that will permanently alter the way we regard our collective past." --The New York Times When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot...
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