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Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Author: Beyer, Rick

Publisher: Hachette

Format:Hardcover
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Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr : The famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr was the culmination of a story three decades in the making. Rivals unto Death vividly traces their rivalry back to the earliest days of the American Revolution, when Hamilton and Burr--both brilliant, restless, and barely twenty years old--elbowed their way onto the staff of General George Washington. The fast-moving account traces their intricate tug-of war, uncovering surprising details that led to their deadly encounter through battlefields, courtrooms, bedrooms, and the wildest presidential election in history, counting down the years to their fateful rendezvous on the dueling ground.

This is politics made personal: shrill accusations, bruising collisions, and a parade of flesh and blood founders struggling--and often failing--to keep their tempers and jealousies in check. Smoldering in the background was a fundamental political divide that threatened to tear the new nation in two, and still persists to this day.

The Burr and Hamilton that leap out of these pages are passionate, engaging, and utterly human characters inextricably linked together as Rivals unto Death.


Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Presidents & Heads of State
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9780316504973
ISBN 10:0316504971
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:210
Size:7.40" l x 5.75" w x 0.86" h
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