Washington Irving in Foreign Affairs

Continuing to make my point that Washington Irving led one of the most unique 19th century lives — even beyond his role as America’s first Man of Letters — Foreign Affairs magazine (published by the way-intimidating Council on Foreign Relations) recognized Irving’s achievements as a diplomat and politician, and gave Washington Irving a good review in its May/June 2008 issue. They called it “a pleasure to read,” and said it “belongs in the library of any serious student of the United States’ engagement with the world.” Very nice.

You can see the whole thing here.

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