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Aaron Burr: The Years from Princeton to Vice…
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Aaron Burr: The Years from Princeton to Vice President, 1756-1805

by Milton Lomask

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Probably the best Aaron Burr biography of read, really getting under the skin of the man and the politician. Thought of as a villain by most, and forgotten by many more, he's shown as a remarkable and effective lawmaker and Vice President, widely respected by his peers. He's also a loving and progressive father in the upbringing and education of his daughter Theodosia. Burr's way was a third way in between the Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian persuasions. While some of his actions are inexcusable, one gains a sympathy for Burr since his more powerful rivals did everything to prevent him from gaining influence on the American political scen ( )
  Othemts | Oct 24, 2008 |
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