Book Discussion on The Original Knickerbocker

Professor Burstein talked about his book, The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving. He said Irving was the first American… read more

Professor Burstein talked about his book, The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving. He said Irving was the first American author to claim writing as his profession. Mr. Irving was best known for his fictional work such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, but Professor Burstein noted that Irving was also the first English-language biographer of Christopher Columbus and that he wrote a multi-volume biography of George Washington. He also served as the ambassador to Spain in the 1830s and traveled throughout the American West. After his presentation the author responded to audience members' questions. The talk was held at Sunnyside, Washington Irving’s home in Tarrytown, New York. close

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Book Discussion on The Original Knickerbocker

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197619-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Tarrytown, New York, United States
First Aired:
May 26, 2007
Last Aired:
Oct 31, 2010

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  • May 26, 2007 | 3:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 17, 2007 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 14, 2007 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 31, 2009 | 10:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 31, 2009 | 4:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 31, 2009 | 10:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 01, 2009 | 5:54am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2010 | 4:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 31, 2010 | 3:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 31, 2010 | 9:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 31, 2010 | 8:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 31, 2010 | 11:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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