A Knickerbocker's History of New York (Google eBook)

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Pelican Publishing, 1959 - New York (State) - 427 pages
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Review: Knickerbocker's History of New York (Dodo Press)

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This must be the 1800s equivalent of watching 14 straight hours of the daily show: unending satirical tangents. It's about 200 pages too long and a bit too clever for its own good. Boo. Read full review

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

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

This must be the 1800s equivalent of watching 14 straight hours of the daily show: unending satirical tangents. It's about 200 pages too long and a bit too clever for its own good. Boo. Read full review

Contents

Foreword Page
v
Address to the Public
xix
BOOK L
xxv
Chap IICosmogony or Creation of the World with
35
How that famous navigator Noah
46
Showing the great difficulty Philosophers have
54
In which the Author puts a mighty question
62
TREATING OF THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE PROVINCE
81
How these singular barbarians turned out
194
How the Fort Goed Hoop was fearfully
200
BOOK IV
209
In which are recorded the sage projects of
220
Containing the fearful wrath of William
229
Philosophical reflections on the folly of being
238
How William the Testy enriched the province
248
Of the great pipe plotand of the dolorous
258

Containing an account of a mighty Ark which
94
In which is set forth the true art of making
102
How the Heroes of Communipaw voyaged
111
How the Heroes of Communipaw returned
124
How the city of NewAmsterdam waxed
138
Of the renowned Wouter Van Twiller his
145
Containing some account of the grand council
154
How the town of NewAmsterdam arose
165
Containing farther particulars of the Golden
174
In which the reader is beguiled into a delecta
181
Faithfully describing the ingenious people
187
Containing divers fearful accounts of Bor
266
Which records the rise and renown of
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BOOK VL
64
Showing how profound secrets are often
77
Containing Peter Stuyvesants voyage up the
86
Decribing the powerful army that assembled
95
In which the author discourses very ingenu
103
Chap VIShowing the great advantage that the author
114
Containing the most horrible battle ever
122
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