Amazing People of New York

Biography Books and Audios


By Dr Charles Margerison

As you walk around New York City, you are traveling in the footsteps of inspirational people including George Washington, Mark Twain, Sojourner Truth, Irving Berlin, John D. Rockefeller, and Susan B. Anthony. In their different ways, they made major contributions to New York, making the city what it is today.

A city tour unlike any other, Amazing People of New York takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of one of the world's most visited cities. You will meet those who contributed to the music, the business, the fight for civil rights, the transport and other vital aspects of the city's life. Come face to face with iconic figures associated with what John Fitzgerald called "The Big Apple" through BioViews®. A BioView® is a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These great stories provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.

Featured BioViews®

Jak Lenape – Fisherman
Giovanni da Verrazzano – Ship Captain of La Dauphine
Henry Hudson – Ship Captain of the Half Moon
Peter Minuit – Dutch Director General
Jonas Bronk – Landowner
Pieter Stuyvesant – Dutch Director General
Richard Nicolls – British Governor of New York
Stephanus Van Cortlandt – Mayor of New York
Elias Neau – French Immigrant and Teacher
Anna Zenger – Newspaper Editor
Governer Clinton – British Governor of New York
George Washington – Military Leader and First U.S. President
George Clinton – First American Governor of New York
Julian McEvers – Stockbroker
Alexander Hamilton – Lawyer, Politician and Publisher
Robert Fulton – Steamship Owner and Entrepreneur
John Bloomfield Jervis – Engineer
Albert Gallatin – Politician and Benefactor
John Jacob Astor – Landowner and Philanthropist
Patrick Hanlon – Labor Union Organizer
Sojourner Truth – Slave and Abolitionist
Albro Lyons – Manager of Colored Sailors Home
Clemence Sophia Lozier – Doctor
Cornelius Vanderbilt – Shipping and Railroad Entrepreneur
William Cullen Bryant – Newspaper Editor
Frederick Law Olmsted – Architect
Thomas Edison – Inventor and Businessman
Washington Roebling –Bridge Builder
Susan B. Anthony – Women’s Rights Campaigner
Mark Twain –Author
George Plunkitt – Landowner and Tammany Hall Member
Theodore Roosevelt – Politician and Author
Mary Lilly – Politician
Al Jolson – Singer
John Rockefeller – Businessman and Philanthropist
Damon Runyon – Author
Fiorello Henry La Guardia – Politician
Oscar Hammerstein – Composer