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The Island at the Center of the World

By Russell Shorto
  • ISBN Code: : 1400096332
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History
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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 society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records–recently declared a national treasure–are now being translated. Russell Shorto draws on this remarkable archive in The Island at the Center of the World, which has been hailed by The New York Times as “a book that will permanently alter the way we regard our collective past.” The Dutch colony pre-dated the “original” thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own.

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 841
  • Pdf File: the-treasure-of-the-island-of-the-mists.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The summer appeared very peaceful in Albarossa for four great friends, but the discovery of a mysterious message will cast them into a series of exciting and dangerous adventures in search of a lost treasure. Adventure book for boys and girls from 8-11 years.

The Island of the Women and Other Stories

By George Mackay Brown
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Book Code : 1848549466
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 973
  • Pdf File: the-island-of-the-women-and-other-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In these six stories George Mackay Brown leads us back along the sweep of Orkney's past and beyond even that to the remoteness of fable. He reveals the timelessness of the lived moment and the constants of island life in the harvest of sea and land and the compulsions of voyage and homecoming.

The Body on the Island

By Nick Louth
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Book Code : 1788637623
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 387
  • Pdf File: the-body-on-the-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

He was never truly gone, only biding his time... Late on midsummer’s night there is a splash in the river Thames. A body is found on an island, asphyxiated and laced with strange markings. For DCI Craig Gillard it’s a baffling case. The victim’s identity is elusive, clues are scarce and every witness has something to hide. Meanwhile one of Britain’s deadliest serial killers is finally up for parole after a deal to reveal the location of two missing bodies. The felon has his own plans to get even with witnesses, accusers and the officer who caught him thirty years before. And who was that? A young trainee, by the name of Gillard. Don’t miss the new explosive crime thriller from master storyteller Nick Louth, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Cara Hunter and Robert Bryndza.

H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau #1

By Ted Adams,Gabriel Rodríguez
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: h-g-wells-the-island-of-dr-moreau-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

IDW founder and DIABLO HOUSE writer/co-creator Ted Adams joins LOCKE & KEY artist/co-creator Gabriel Rodríguez to present an all-new adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic science fiction novel. As relevant today as when Wells wrote it in 1896, THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU addresses the question all scientists should ask themselves: "Just because we can do something, does that mean we should?" This bold adaptation gives us a new protagonist in the form of Ellen Prendick, whose point of view shines a new light upon the horrific events on the cursed island, providing unique insights into one of the world's favorite stories.

Free To Be... I Rely on Me... Marlo the Island Girl

By Beth Poirier
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525560026
  • Total of Pages : 30
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 933
  • Pdf File: free-to-be-i-rely-on-me-marlo-the-island-girl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Follow Marlo the island girl through her hopes and dreams as she swims amongst the orcas, sea lions and otters. Join her as she flies on fairy wings with the humming birds and dragon flies as she conquers her worries and fears. Let Marlo help you conquer your worries and fears too.

The Island Scandal

By Elana Johnson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AEJ Creative Works
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 137
  • Pdf File: the-island-scandal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Continue this clean beach reads series and escape into the pages of the next book in the Getaway Bay Romance series - a friends-to-lovers fake romance! Ashley Fox has known three things since age twelve: she was an excellent seamstress, what her wedding would look like, and that she'd never leave the island of Getaway Bay. Now, at age 35, he's been right about two of them, at least. With an ill parent to take care of and her trusty sewing machine, Ash loves living in Getaway Bay and owning her own custom wedding dress shop. But the husband and wedding she's always dreamed of? Those seem like they're never going to happen for her. When her best friend and beach running partner, Burke Lawson, asks her for a favor she says yes. If she'd have known he was going to ask her to be his girlfriend-for-a-night because his father insists he "settle down" before turning over the multi-billion dollar flower company to him, Ash might have said no. Might have. She's had a crush on Burke for a while, but he's never been serious about anyone. Ever. She knows it's part self-preservation and part façade, but she has no idea how much she's willing to jeopardize in their friendship for a shot at something more. Burke has never told anyone about his past heart-crushing relationship, but he suspects Ash knows. She goes along with his player persona, but when he can't stop thinking about having her as his girlfriend for more than one day, he wonders if he can take this fake relationship into something real. And when he accidentally blurts that they're engaged? They become an island scandal. Can Burke and Ash find a way to navigate a romance when they've only ever been friends? Find out in this friends-to-lovers fake romance, which is a clean and wholesome romance story, with two best friends, their hasty agreement, and the fake engagement that has the island of Getaway Bay in a tailspin! Also available in paperback and audiobook.