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Sunday at the Library: The Island at the Center of the World

April 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Book Cover for The Island at the Center of the World

The Friends of the Rosendale Library Invites you to Read and Discuss The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto

“I’m a strong believer in the idea that meaning is best conveyed via narrative, which means focusing on individuals and their struggles, and the story I tell centers on two men and their very different ideas about what the wilderness island called Manhattan might become. (Hint on the outcome: neither man got his wish, but both ended up influencing American history in startling and profound ways.)”  Russell Shorto

​“…a book that will permanently alter the way we regard our collective past.” New York Times

“…a masterpiece of storytelling and first rate intellectual history.”  Wall Street Journal

Copies of this book are available to borrow through the Mid-Hudson Library system.  Ask at the circulation desk for assistance if needed. Contact info@rosendalelibrary.org  for further information.


April 24, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Rosendale Public Library
264 Main St
Rosendale, NY 12472 United States