BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Headless 1776 by Tom Schneider

What a surprising little find this novella was! Living in Westchester and having driven through Sleepy Hollow many times, I was always curious about this legend. Like most people, my only exposure was the Disney cartoon, which was an oversimplification of the tale obviously. I was unaware of the Revolutionary War context, which added an entirely different level. (I’d never read the Washington Irving novel, so my ignorance was understandable.) I was never aware the British had so many colonial supporters who saw Washington's rebellion as traitorous. I enjoyed this novella so much that my only complaint was its brevity. I wanted more.

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