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Knickerbocker : the myth behind New York

Author: Elizabeth L Bradley
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rivergate Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Diedrich Knickerbocker was created in 1809 by a young Washington Irving, who used the character to narrate his classic satire, A History of New York. Bradley's stunning volume offers a surprising and delightful glimpse behind the scenes of New York history, and invites readers into the world of Knickerbocker, the antihero who surprised everyone by becoming the standard-bearer for the city's exceptional sense of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Chronologies
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bradley, Elizabeth L., 1973-
Knickerbocker.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rivergate Books, ©2009
(DLC) 2008035428
(OCoLC)244566754
Named Person: Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L Bradley
ISBN: 9780813548623 0813548624
OCLC Number: 607553505
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 191 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The picture of Knickerbocker --
Inheriting Knickerbocker --
Fashioning a Knickerbocracy --
Knickerbocker in a new century.
Responsibility: Elizabeth L. Bradley.

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Features the cultural history of New York, a city with a rich and lively literary past. This book includes a gallery of images that brings New York's chronicler Diedrich Knickerbocker's myth, time,  Read more...

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Those who puzzle at the incessant branding and rebranding of New York City would do well to read this fascinating, sophisticated, and witty social history of a myth. Bradley knows her facts and Read more...

 
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