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This is an interesting, factual, and entertaining book about the founding of New York. I have been doing genealogical research and learned of not only the Dutch but many others... Read morePublished 8 days ago by JMfromNC
Great read.......how the early Dutch settlers in NY left a lasting mark on the Northeast and helped form the distinctive character of NYCPublished 8 days ago by Bo
Excellent book about the origins of Manhattan and the early Dutch influence on American history! Learned a lot of history of New York and New Jersey tooPublished 10 days ago by Guy Foti
Wonderful history of Dutch settlement in New World. Many "corrections" to what we learned in school, thanks to recently translated Dutch documents.Published 13 days ago by Jane
Loved the history . It's so great to know how Manhatten came to be. It wasn't an over night success. The sundials were so much a part of everything. Politics were alive and well. Read morePublished 16 days ago by JUNE GOLDMAN
Russell Shorto has made early New York City come alive through rich personal experiences. He allows the non-academic reader to witness this founding Dutch settlement life in a way... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Paul
Lots of great detail. Definitely satisfied this NY history geek! Tons of info, but not too academic. I highly recommend.Published 18 days ago by Chad Schlegel