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An excerpt: Having thus briefly introduced my reader to the world, and given him some idea of its form and situation, he will naturally be curious to know from whence it came, and how it was created. And, indeed, the clearing up of these points is absolutely essential to my history, inasmuch as if this world had not been formed, it is more than probable that this renowned ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published March 20th 2007 by Echo Library
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Fun, fun, fun, and funny reading. Laughed all the way through. And never mind the comparisons to our modern political system. Great read! Book #3 on my 52 books a year in 2014.
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Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He began his literary career at the age of nineteen by writing newspaper articles under the pseudonym, "Jonathan Oldstyle."

In 1809, he published, The History of New York, under his most well known public persona, Diedrich Knickerbocker.

Irving is best known for his short stories, "The Legend of
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