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The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto
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Mar 13, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read in March, 2009

I enjoyed this book about little-known stories of the Dutch influence on Manhattan and its effect upon the multi-cultural population it has today. The author traces the tolerance apparent in NYC today to the Dutch. His personal bias is apparent from time to time--he himself is not tolerant of those who believed in the Divine Manifest--that God was at work in this country.
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