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Astoria

Astoria by Washington Irving examines the history of the Rocky Mountain Fur trade with a look at John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Trade company. Genre: Fiction, Westerns


Genre: Fiction, Westerns

Knickerbocker’s History of New York

Knickerbocker’s History of New York is a satire on self-important local history and contemporary politics. Prior to its publication, Irving started a hoax akin to today’s viral marketing campaigns; he placed a series of missing person adverts in New York newspapers seeking information on Diedrich Knickerbocker, a crusty Dutch historian who had allegedly gone missing […]


Genre: Fiction, Historical