A Knickerbockers' History of New York (Google eBook)

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Pelican Publishing, 1965 - New York (State) - 525 pages
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Review: Knickerbocker's History of New York (Dodo Press)

User Review  - Carl - Goodreads

Irving's lampoon and serio-comic retelling about the creation and governing of New Amsterdam is damn funny. The prose style takes a little awhile to get use to, but Irving's keen sense of humor shines ... Read full review

Review: Knickerbocker's History of New York (Dodo Press)

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

This book is an absolute riot, and a thorough satire. There's a lot to enjoy here, but there also isn't a whole lot of variation, making this the kind of book that's best spread out rather than read straight through. Read full review

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BOOK V CONTAINING THE FIRST PART OF THE REIGN OF PETER STUDY VESANT AND HIS TROUBLES WITH THE AMPHYCTIONIC C...
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CHAPTER II Showing how Peter the Headstrong bestirred himself among the rats and cobwebs on entering into officeand the perilous mistake he wa...
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CHAPTER III Containing divers speculations on war and negotiationsshowing that a treaty of peace is a great national evil
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CHAPTER IV Horn Peter Stuyvesant was greatly belied by his ad versaries the Mosstroopersand his conduct thereupon
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CHAPTER V How the NewAmsterdammers became great in arms and of the direful catastrophe of a mighty armytogether with Peter Stuyvesants me...
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CHAPTER VI How the people of the east country were suddenly afflicted with a diabolical eviland their judicious measures for the extirpation thereof
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CHAPTER VII Which records the rise and renown of a valiant commander showing that a man like a bladder may be puffed up to greatness and imp...
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BOOK VI CONTAINING THE SECOND PART OF THE REIGN OF PETER THE HEADSTRONG AND HIS GALLANT ACHIEVEMENTS ON TH...
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CHAPTER VII Containing the most horrible battle ever recorded in poetry or prosewith the admirable exploits of Peter the Headstrong
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CHAPTER VIII In which the author and the reader while reposing after the battle fall into a very grave discourse after which is recorded the conduct ...
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BOOK VII CONTAINING THE THIRD PART OF THE REIGN OF PETER THE HEADSTRONGHIS TROUDLES WITH THE BRITISH NATION ...
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CHAPTER II How Peter Stuyvesant was much molested by the Mosstroopers of the East and the Giants of Merryland and how a dark and horrid con...
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CHAPTER III Of Peter Stuyvesanfa expedition into the East Country showing that though an old bird he did not understand trap
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CHAPTER IV How the people of NewAmsterdam were thrown into a great panic by the news of a threatened invasion and the manner in which they ...
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CHAPTER V Showing how the grand Council of the NewNetherlands came to be miraculously gifted with long tonguestogether with a great triumph...
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CHAPTER VI In which the troubles of NewAmsterdam appear to thickenshowing the bravery in time of peril of a people who defend themselves by ...
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CHAPTER II Showing how profound secrets are often brought to light with the proceedings of Peter the Headstrong when he heard of the misfortun...
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CHAPTER III Containing Peter Stuyvesants voyage up the Hudson and the wonders and delights of that renowned river
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CHAPTER IV Describing the powerful army that assembled at the city of NewAmsterdamtogether with the interview between Peter the Headstrong a...
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CHAPTER V In which the Author discourses very ingenuously of himselfafter which is to be found much interesting history about Peter the Headstr...
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CHAPTER VI Showing the great advantage that the author has over his reader in time of battletogether with divers portentous movements which bet...
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CHAPTER VII Containing a doleful disaster of Antony the TrumpeterAnd how Peter Stuyvcsant like a second Cromwell suddenly dissolved a rump ...
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CHAPTER VIII How Peter Stuyvesant defended the city of NewAmsterdam for several days by dint of the strength of his head
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CHAPTER IX Containing the dignified retirement and mortal surrender of Peter the Headstrong
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CHAPTER X The Authors reflections upon what has been said
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