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. Drawing on this remarkable archive, Russell Shorto has created a gripping narrative–a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan–that transforms our understanding of early America.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.
"World Trade Center is a film about heroism and the best in all of us," raves Good Morning America’s Joel Siegel. Academy Award winner, Nicolas Cage stars in the unforgettable true story of the courageous rescue and survival of two Port Authority policemen who were trapped in the rubble on September 11, 2001 after they volunteered to go in and help. Academy Award winning director, Oliver Stone reveals an intimate look at the events of the day as seen through the eyes of the survivors, their families and their rescuers
Celebrate the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere with the Puzz 3D - One World Trade Center. This 501-piece puzzle stands over 3-feet tall and is a skill level 2 structure for ages 14 and up that'll take some time to complete, but will be totally worth it to see New York's newest structure rise in your very own home! 3D puzzle of the One World Trade Center. 501 pieces. Skill level 2. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Dimensions: 36.5L x 5W x 12.75H inches.
The all-new 2nd generation Anker® Astro3 recasts the possibilities of mobile power. Keep multiple gadgets powered up better than ever, whatever your adventure.Packed with power.We figure, the more power, the better. Packed with 12000mAh of juice, and featuring an energy efficiency rate 10% above previous generation Astros and many current standard alternatives, the new Astro3 charges the iPhone 6 times and large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 almost 4 times. Keep multiple devices going yourself, and still have juice left to share.World's fastest.Waiting was never fun, was it? That's why we created the new Astro3 with a Smart Port that detects USB pin signals to identify your device - whether Apple, Android, or even the Samsung Galaxy Tab - and charge it at full speed. With two additional ports, no need to wait in line either.Double take.Chic and minimalistic, the new Astro3 may feel reserved at first. But, a friendly "shake" reveals its warm inner light to display the power level or begin your charge. Generous, cool, and delightfully intuitive, the new Astro3 is perfect for your next adventure, or just the daily grind.For optimal use.• For simultaneous, max-speed charging of your Astro and other devices, check out Anker's new 25W 5-port wall charger or dual-port 24W car charger.• Compatible with all Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other USB charged devices with a 5V charge input. The iPod nano and some GPS and Bluetooth devices are not supported.Get to know us.The Anker Astro external battery has been voted #1 in class by thousands of online reviewers, while our renowned customer service has made us a fan-favorite across the web. Every sale includes an 18-month, worry-free guarantee to prove the importance we set on quality. After all, we're customers too.
Charges the iPhone 6 times and large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 almost 4 times with the industry's highest combined charge output of 4A among three charging ports. One Smart Port (5V / 2.4A max) offers truly maximum speed charges to ANY device, including the iPad or even the Samsung Galaxy Tab. 2 additional ports charge Android smartphones at full speed.
High energy efficiency rate, 10% above previous generation Astros and many current standard alternatives, gives you up to an extra full charge for your smartphone. Sturdy construction and matte finish withstands bumps and drops. Grade A cells and premium chips ensure reliability.
A "shake" starts a charge or displays the remaining power level. The ultra-low power consumption (100, 000 shakes consumes less than 1%) Smart LED display, designed with 10 LEDs, balances accuracy and aesthetics.
Input: 5V / 1.5A; Use a 1.5A adapter (not included) with the included USB cable for fastest charging time (9 hours).
The world's most powerful dual-port charger meets your power-hungry gadgets for simultaneous, full-speed charging for the road.
Full-speed for two.
Anker's 24W / 4.8A Dual-Port Car Charger is the world's most powerful, capable of simultaneously charging 2 devices - whether 2 phones, 1 tablet + 1 phone, or even 2 iPad 4s - at their fully-intended charging speeds. Compatible with both Apple and Android devices, this may well be the last charger you'll ever have to buy.
Unlike many others, we use only top-grade microchips in our chargers. Our reasoning is simple: we'll always value reliability and speed over cost. To keep your products safe, we've incorporated a unique dual-circuit protection system. CE & FCC certified, and with an 18-month warranty, rest easy knowing we stand behind our work.
Not only is the Anker® 24W Car Charger powerful, it's also among the smallest in size - beating out even most 10W / 15W options and the same size as our 18W model. Our goal was to keep it light, unobtrusive, and compact - to get the job done with minimal distraction.
Popular Compatible Models:Apple: iPhone 5, 4S, 4; iPads and iPods @1A to 2.4A Max (Apple cable not provided, please use your original cable)Android: Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Note 2; Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX; HTC One X V S; All @1A to 2.4A MaxOther Devices: Kindle Paperwhite; Kindle Fire; Nexus 7; GPS; PSP; Nexus 10 etc. @0.5A to 2.4A Max (NOT compatible with Samsung Galaxy Tabs)Get to know us.We created Anker with a single goal in mind: to make the smart life easier. That means starting with affordable, high-quality gear and ending with a commitment to 100% user satisfaction and an 18-month warranty. After all, we're customers too.
One Apple (2.4A max) and one Android (2.4A max) port simultaneously charge two devices (24W / 4.8A total simultaneous output) at full speed.
Provides maximum charge speed to devices for uninterrupted performance of navigation and media streaming utilities.
Smaller than most 10W / 15W options (2.9 x 1.0 x 0.9in) allowing for easy portability without LEDs to cause distractions on the road.
Compatible with Apple and Android OEM power wires; Input: DC 12-24V; Power: 24W.
This new translation is faithful to the lyricism, verve, and humour of the original, and is the only annotated edition available. This book is intended for students of French literature; those taking courses in science fiction, the adventure novel.