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The Life of Washington Irving

By Andrew Burstein
(Basic Books (AZ), Hardcover, 9780465008537, 420pp.)

Publication Date: February 2007

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A renowned historian explores the life and times of Washington Irving-the beloved author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle

About the Author
Andrew Burstein is the Charles P. Manship Professor of History at Louisiana State University, and the author of "The Passions of Andrew Jackson, Jefferson's Secrets", and "Madison and Jefferson", among others. Burstein's writing has appeared in "The New York Times", "The" "Washington Post", "The" "Nation", and, and he advised Ken Burns' production "Thomas Jefferson." He has been featured on C-SPAN's "American Presidents Series and Booknotes, " as well as numerous NPR programs, including "Talk of the Nation" and "The Diane Rehm Show". He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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