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Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America

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All school children know the story of the fatal duel between Hamilton and Burr - but do they really? In this remarkable retelling, Thomas Fleming takes the reader into the post-revolutionary world of 1804, a chaotic and fragile time in the young country as well as a time of tremendous global instability.The success of the French Revolution and the proclamation of Napoleon as First Consul for Life had enormous impact on men like Hamilton and Burr, feeding their own political fantasies at a time of perceived Federal government weakness and corrosion. Their hunger for fame spawned antagonisms that wreaked havoc on themselves and their families and threatened to destabilize the fragile young American republic. From that poisonous brew came the tangle of regret and anger and ambition that drove the two to their murderous confrontation in Weehawken, New Jersey.Readers will find this is popular narrative history at its most authoritative, and authoritative history at its most readable.

Synopsis:

Fleming offers a rich brew of political intrigue that dwarfs even the most salacious political scandals today, set in the post-revolutionary world of 1804, a chaotic and fragile time in a young America. Illustrations.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-427) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465017362
Subtitle:
Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, And The Future Of America
Author:
Fleming, Thomas
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Hamilton, alexander, 1757-1804
Subject:
Burr, aaron, 1756-1836
Subject:
Hamilton, Alexander
Subject:
Burr, Aaron
Subject:
Burr-Hamilton Duel, Weehawken, N.J., 1804.
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
19990909
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.60x6.53x1.43 in. 1.82 lbs.

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