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PETER STUYVESANT New Amsterdam and the Origins of New York

by | Read by Roscoe Orman

Children Ages 8+ • 1 hr. • Unabridged • © 2001

In The Library of American Lives and Times Collection, narrator Roscoe Orman delivers the straight facts on Peter Stuyvesant, the last director-general of New Amsterdam. Using primary sources, including diaries, letters, and government documents, coauthors Krizner and Sita dispel many of the myths surrounding the colony's early days, including the popular notion that Manhattan Island was purchased from Native Americans for $24. Orman's precise reading gives the listener a sense of confidence in the well-researched materials. His controlled, self-assured voice resembles that of a serious teacher offering explanations of why some place names still exist in New York and why some popular colonial foods are still found on New York menus. Helpful explanatory notes are preceded by a sound alert and read with clarity. Supplementary student materials are also included. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-8178-5 $19.99 • Two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-8180-8 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-8179-2 $39.97 • Two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-8181-5 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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