The Island at the Center of the World

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In an account that blends a novelist's grasp of storytelling with cutting-edge scholarship, The Island at the Center of the World strips Manhattan of its asphalt and brings us back to a wilderness island. Manhattan was populated by wolves and bears which became a prize in the global power struggle between the English and the Dutch. Russell Shorto shows that America's founding was not the work of English settlers alone, but rather a result of two seventeenth century powers--Amsterdam and England. It was Amsterdam's most ...

The Island at the Center of the World 2004, Recorded Books

ISBN-13: 9781419302169

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