The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

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Product Number: Z04665
Released: Aug 01, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464022777
Narrator/s: Chris Sorensen
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One of the nation's most respected historians and a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, H.W. Brands has the rare gift of investing historical narrative with unmatched verve and insight. The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr sheds light on the life of the third vice president of the United States, a man who is perhaps best known for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

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Author(s): H.W. Brands
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"Aaron Burr is best remembered as the man who shot Alexander Hamilton, but he was far more complex. He believed in the equality of women--including their right to vote--long before it surfaced as a national issue. He was intellectually and politically deep. Yet he was tried for treason over an ill-conceived plot to wrest Mexico from Spain. The author captures his complexity well, relying heavily on Burr's letters to his daughter, Theodosia. Narrator Chris Sorensen offers a lively reading of these passages, along with speeches and other documentary sources. The letters, especially, sound like the conversations they really are as Sorensen raises his pitch or alters the tone of his voice to express surprise, humor, or even regret. The remainder of the book he reads with an even but inviting tone. R.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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