by Edgar Mayhew Bacon
First published in 1897, Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow relays an authentic, comprehensive history of the region made famous by Washington Irving’s tales. This volume describes the life and customs of early settlers, and explores both legends (“The Headless Hessian”) and historical drama (the thrilling capture of Maj. John André). Local master storyteller Jonathan Kruk provides a foreword in this reprint; the book also includes a fold-out map of the two villages.
214 pgs, HVA Press, $18.95 (pbk)