American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America

American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America

by David O. Stewart

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ISBN-13: 9781439157183
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author


David O. Stewart has practiced law in Washington, D.C., for more than a quarter of a century, defending accused criminals and challenging government actions as unconstitutional. He has argued appeals all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and was law clerk to Justice Lewis Powell of that Court. Having defended an impeachment trial before the United States Senate, Stewart is currently writing a book on the Andrew Johnson impeachment trial of 1868.

Visit the author's website at www.davidostewart.com.

Table of Contents

Leading Characters xiii

Part I 1

1 The Dark Star of the Founding 3

2 Do Not Play the Fool with His Name 13

3 The Duel 26

4 On the Frontier 44

5 The Restless West 55

6 Vice President Burr 72

7 "I… Shall Seek Another Country" 88

8 The Adventure Begins 97

9 Early Doubts 106

10 On the World Stage 116

11 Burr's Threats 124

12 The Baron of the Ouachita Valley 134

13 The Western World Ignites 143

14 High Water Mark 151

15 Dancing on the Sabine 159

16 The Daveiss Factor 168

17 Escape from Blennerhassett Island 177

18 Wilkinson Unchained 186

19 Burr in Chains 193

Part II 205

20 When Cousins Collide 209

21 What Is Treason? 220

22 Sympathy for Villainy 226

23 A Mammoth of Iniquity 239

24 Searching for an Overt Act 247

25 A Drawn Battle 259

26 To Britain 271

27 On the Continent 284

28 The History of Thy Crimes 294

Acknowledgments 307

Appendix 1 The Cipher Letter 309

Appendix 2 Indictment, United States v. Aaron Burr 313

Appendix 3 United States Constitution, Article III, Section 3 (Treason Clause) 317

Notes 319

Illustration Credits 389

Index 391

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Songsue More than 1 year ago
If you know who Aaron Burr was, but aren't entirely sure exactly what it was he did, David Stewart can clear that up for you. In fact, as Stewart makes clear, Burr was trying to do many different things, and some of them were treasonous. Fascinating reading, and if the prosecution had been able to use Stewart as an investigator, Burr's story would likely have turned out very differently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a look at one of the most mysterious events in U. S. History-was Aaron Burr a traitor. It's fascinating read and well-worth reading.
moodycroatian More than 1 year ago
A must read Just imagine if Burr would have did what he set off to do
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