Elizabeth L. Bradley

Elizabeth L. Bradley writes about New York history and culture for the Observer, Salon, Smithsonian Magazine, and The New York Times. Her books include Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York, and Cityscopes: New York.  She served as editor of the Penguin Classics editions of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories and A History of New York, and consults to Historic Hudson Valley, whose properties include Irving's home, Sunnyside.  A paperback edition of Knickerbocker will be published this October.

Elizabeth L. Bradley appears in the following:

Mr. Hylan in the Air

Thursday, July 06, 2017

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Diedrich Knickerbocker’s History of New York

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Elizabeth L. Bradley of the New York Public Library talks about how Washington Irving created a New York City legend in 1809 when he published a chronicle of New York’s 50 years under Dutch rule from the perspective of his fictional character Diedrich Knickerbocker.

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