This entertaining book brings you the stories behind the historic Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., made famous around the world by Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Discover the haunt of the Headless Horseman, and read the true tales of the church, the oldest in New York, and its members. More than 150 color photos, artworks and maps illustrate the text. Among the highlights: Frederick Philipse, the richest man in New York, who built the church in 1685 but wasn't altogether saintly; the superstitious Dutch colonists who inspired a young Washington Irving; local Revolutionary War heroes buried in the churchyard, including the "hero with the goose gun; the real Catrina Van Tassel and others behind the "Legend" characters; the remarkable pastors who graced the pedestal pulpit; General George Washington's visit during the Revolution; the folk-art headstones in the old Burying Ground; and the church's colonial treasures.
137 pages. Soft cover. 8.5x11. Price: $25 softcover, or $45 hardcover. Price includes shipping/handling.