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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.

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A rich brew of political intrigue that dwarfs even the most salacious political scandal today.

About the Author

Thomas Fleming is the author of more than forty books, including The New Dealers' War, Duel, and Liberty! The American Revolution, as well as best-selling novels about America's war experience such as Time and Tide and The Officers' Wives. Fleming is a frequent guest on and contributor to NPR, PBS, A&E, and the History Channel. He lives in New York City and Westbrook, Connecticut.

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ISBN:
9780465017379
Subtitle:
Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, And The Future Of America
Author:
Fleming, Thomas
Author:
Fleming, Thomas
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Hamilton, Alexander
Subject:
Burr, Aaron
Subject:
World
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000905
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
476
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 17.4 oz

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