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One imagines Harry S. Truman and Richard Nixon enjoying this robust book. Both of these avid readers of presidential history would have appreciated its vivid portrayals of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams in the throes of the savage election fight that destroyed their friendship. American Heritage columnist Weisberger presents the 1800 presidential election as it unfolds degenerating from an civilized exchange of position papers into a war of slanderous words. Rich in detail, American Afire tells a cautionary tale: If such great men can descend to such actions, what will we do?