Duel with the Devil

The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
Product Number: EB00154531
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307956477
Publisher: Crown
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The remarkable true story of a turn-of-the-19th century murder and the trial that ensued-a showdown in which iconic political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces to make sure justice was served-from bestselling author of the Edgar finalist, Murder of the Century. In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic. Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. The two finest lawyers in New York, Burr and Hamilton were bitter rivals both in and out of the courtroom, and as the next election approached, their animosity reached a crescendo. But everything changed when a young Quaker woman, Elma Sands, was found dead in Burr's newly constructed Manhattan Well. The horrific crime quickly gripped the nation, and before long accusations settled on one of Elma's suitors: a handsome young carpenter named Levi Weeks. As the enraged city demanded a noose be draped around his neck, Week's only hope was to hire a legal dream team. And thus it was that New York's most bitter political rivals and greatest attorneys did the unthinkable-they teamed up. Our nation's longest running cold case, Duel with the Devil delivers the first substantial break in the case in over 200 years. At once an absorbing legal thriller and an expertly crafted portrait of the United States in the time of the Founding Fathers, Duel with the Devil is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction.

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Author(s): Paul Collins
Original Publish Date: Jun 04, 2013

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Author(s): Paul Collins
Narrator(s): Mark Peckham
Genre: History
Product Number DD8651
Released: Sep 03, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: AudioGo
ISBN: #9781482100839
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Author(s): Paul Collins
Narrator(s): Mark Peckham
Product Number Z100095101
Released: Jun 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781624605444

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