War of Two

War of Two

Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation

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Examines the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose infamous duel left the Founding Father dead and turned a sitting vice-president into a fugitive
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781592408528
Branch Call Number: 973.4 Sedgwick 2015
Characteristics: xxiii, 455 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Sep 04, 2015

I read an interview with this author, and this book will be historically quite, quite disappointing, as it does not explain Burr's criminal background fully [biggest scammer who ever lived, wrote in a lengthy clause into New York's utility legislation granting Burr the only right to charter a bank in perpetuity!] and doesn't connect the previous duel which killed Hamilton's son with Burr's cronies. Such sloppy work should never be condoned!


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