The Original Knickerbocker
The Life of Washington Irving
By Andrew Burstein
(Basic Books, Hardcover, 9780465008537, 440pp.)
Publication Date: March 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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
Andrew Burstein, a native New Yorker, is the Mary Frances Barnard Professor of 19th-Century U.S. History at the University of Tulsa. He is the author of six books on early America, including The Passions of Andrew Jackson and Jefferson’s Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello. Burstein lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.