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Burr

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    A fantastic read, but be prepared to pay attention

    I read this as a summer read, and I loved it. Although it was an historical novel, I believe that Gore Vidal tried to keep as much to actual history from letters and other accounts of the time, adding only a couple of characters to move the story along. The story is certainly a classic one, in that the powers that be have the ability to create their own spin, and to besmerch people who didn't agree or who made them look bad. Aaron Burr was the besmerched, as it turns out. Which definitely makes you think about other historic figures that we've learned were "bad."

    You definetly have to pay attention, so while I was at the water park, I had to re-read a couple of paragraphs, but it keeps you interested like a great novel. READ IT!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2006

    What a Book

    This book is one of the best books that I have ever read. i recommend this book to anyone, even if they are not interested in the Revoluionary war or Aaron Burr. It's a spectacular read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2004

    good

    this book was very good, it included a lot of history. i usually never read historical fiction, but i had to for summer reading. it was very intriguing because you have heard about aaron burr in school, but never in depth. this also is a very different style of writing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2001

    Very Recommended

    I very thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have already bought the whole American Chronicle series, and this first book (chronologically) does not disappoint. I have heard others say they are not sure how much is really fact but the book is so entertaining and and does give a great picture of politics and life at the time that it is worth your time, even if Vidal plays with some facts. I am dying to start the next book in his series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Having trouble getting through this.

    Usually enjoy historical novels, but can't seem to get into this one. Maybe Vidal just isn't for me; maybe need to brush-up on Burr and the era.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I enjoyed this book. Aaron Burr was the victim of bad PR. If left alone he could have taken Sam Houstons place, freeing Texas from Mexico. (Hero instead of Villian)

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