The Island at the Centre of the World: The Untold Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Founding of New York

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Black Swan, 2005 - Dutch Americans - 506 pages
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It was situated on a perfect natural harbour at the mouth of a great river leading into a huge new land. Manhattan Island was to grow into the most powerful city in the most powerful country in the world. extraordinary history. It tells how a wilderness populated only by wolves and native tribes became the melting pot from which developed the free-trade, multi-cultural and upwardly-mobile spirit of New York that in turn would shape the whole American nation.

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