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The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr : a Tale of Homicide, Intrigue and a Father's…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307743268, Paperback)
Though he was a hero of the Revolutionary War, a prominent New York politician, and vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr is today best remembered as the villain who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
But as H. W. Brands demonstrates in this fascinating portrait of one of the most compelling politicians in American history, Burr was also a man before his time—a proponent of equality between the sexes well over a century before women were able to vote in the US. Through Burr's extensive, witty correspondence with his daughter Theodosia, Brands traces the arc of a scandalous political career and the early years of American politics. The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr not only dramatizes through their words his eventful life, it also tells a touching story of a father's love for his exceptional daughter, which endured through public shame, bankruptcy, and exile, and outlasted even Theodosia's tragic disappearance at sea.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:00 -0400)
"An engaging and intimate portrait of the controversial early American politician Aaron Burr, by bestselling historian H. W. Brands"--
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