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Books That Shaped America: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Please join the
School of Professional & Extended Studies
for a community dialogue on America's favorite ghost story – Washington Irving's
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
. This seasonal favorite was also one of the first books by a U.S. author to gain international popularity. The discussion, led by
Professor Lewis Grossman
of the Washington College of Law, will cover topics such as the story's message about capitalism and why there is so much description of food. All members of the American University and greater Washington, DC communities are invited. Attendees are encouraged—but not required—to have read the book. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and RSVP is not required.
For more information about the series visit
Books That Shaped America
list was created by the Library of Congress.
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Washington College of Law
Sixth Floor Student Lounge
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Free parking will be provided in the Washington College of Law garage.
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