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The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780307743268
Author(s): H.W. Brands
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Anchor Books
Dimensions: 133 x 204 x 15 (w x l x h)
Pages: 192
Series: American Portraits

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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.
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