To the shores of this Island have come many generations of people who were determined to make a good life for their families. They have left behind them a record of significant contributions in all fields of human endeavor. Awareness and appreciation of this heritage can come only through knowledge and understanding of past struggles and achievements. ( as written in Holden's Staten Island: The History of Richmond County ) The Island has been a haven and a home for many, ranging from: The family of a President of the United States ( John Tyler - Broadway and Clove Road ) Two of our country's Vice Presidents of the early 19th century A dethroned Emperor of Mexico ( Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna - Known as "The butcher of the Alamo" ) A liberator of Italy ( Garibaldi ) The first native born American ( Elizabeth Bayley Seton ) beatified by the Roman Catholic Church The Governess to the children of the King of Siam ( Anna Leonownes ) As well as many inventors, scientists, poets, editors, artists and scores of naval and army heroes.
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Author of many books about Staten Island, New York. The author is a native Islanders and a lifelong resident. His love of Staten Island can be felt in his writing.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1452818193