ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND AARON BURR by Anna Erskine & Russel Crouse
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ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND AARON BURR

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History will inevitably weave the lives of these two men together, and it is with deftness and understanding that the authors present this dual biography. The curious intermeshing of Burr's and Hamilton's lives at a time when individual Americans were in a position to forcefully shape the future of their country led ultimately to one of the most controversial duels in our history. Co-students at Princeton, co-lawyers in criminal trials, and friends, a long series of political conflicts and personal antagonisms led to the match which was to cost Hamilton his life and Burr his reputation. A basically intriguing story, this biography probes the facts, giving a full picture of the contemporary political scene as well as a multifaceted analysis of both men.

Pub Date: Aug. 28th, 1958
Publisher: Random House-Landmark