Hidden History of Staten Island

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Staten Island has a rich and fascinating cultural legacy that few people outside New York City's greenest borough know about. Chewing gum was invented on the island with the help of Mexican general Antonio López de Santa Anna. Country music legend Roy Clark got his start as a virtuoso guitar player on the Staten Island Ferry. Anna Leonowens, who worked with the king's children in the Court of Siam and was the basis for The King and I, came back to Staten Island to write about her experiences and run a school for children. Join native authors Theresa Anarumo and Maureen Seaberg as they document the hidden history of Staten Island.
ISBN: 9781467138680
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Hidden History
Images: 79
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Theresa Anarumo is a former New York radio broadcast account executive and elementary school educator. She was raised on Staten Island and is a proud alum of St. John's University. Having had the good fortune to live in Maryland and Florida over the past two decades, the mom of three now enjoys the city life. She currently resides in Manhattan with her husband, son and lovable dachshund, Tiffany. Maureen Seaberg is the author of Struck by Genius (HMH, 2014) and has written for the New York Times, Vogue, O, the Oprah Magazine and many other publications. She is also an expert blogger on the senses for Psychology Today. A native Staten Islander, she lives on Ward Hill.
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