When Peter Minuit bought Manhattan for $24 in 1626, he showed his shrewdness by also buying the oyster beds off tiny, nearby Oyster Island, renamed Ellis Island in 1770. From the Minuit purchase until pollution finally destroyed the beds in the 1920s, New York was a city known for its oysters. This book presents the story of this city.
- Limba : Engleza
- Data Publicarii : 05 Apr 2007
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 336
- ISBN : 9780099477594