The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

by H. W. Brands
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The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr by H. W. Brands

Though he was a hero of the Revolutionary War, a prominent New York politician, and vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr is today best remembered as the villain who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. 

But as H. W. Brands demonstrates in this fascinating portrait of one of the most compelling politicians in American history, Burr was also a man before his time—a proponent of equality between the sexes well over a century before women were able to vote in the US. Through Burr's extensive, witty correspondence with his daughter Theodosia, Brands traces the arc of a scandalous political career and the early years of American politics. The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr not only dramatizes through their words his eventful life, it also tells a touching story of a father's love for his exceptional daughter, which endured through public shame, bankruptcy, and exile, and outlasted even Theodosia's tragic disappearance at sea.

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ISBN-13: 9780307743268
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 147,357
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

H. W. BRANDS holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. A New York Times bestselling author, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography for The First American and Traitor to His Class.

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An interesting read by H.W. Brands.