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Don't Lose Your Head, It's Washington Irving's Birthday!

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"I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories."
- Washington Irving

It was 230 years ago that Washington Irving was born into this world. Most famous for his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Both found in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon), Irving became the first internationally acclaimed and best-selling American author. He also wrote many works of nonfiction, from biographies of George Washington to works about Spain. Irving himself even spent some time appointed as the United States Minister to Spain. An American original, and a literary pioneer to boot, it's easy to see why his writing is still relevant and loved today. So why not celebrate Mr. Irving's birthday right and pick up any of his numerous works at your local library?

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