Rivals unto death : Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr /

"From the bestselling author of The Greatest Stories Never Told series, the epic history of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's illustrious and eccentric political careers and their fateful rivalry. The day was hot and sticky. The man in the rowboat was an impetuous hothead. His row across...

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Author / Creator:Beyer, Rick, 1956- author.
Edition:First edition.
Imprint:New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
©2017
Description:xiv, 210 pages ; 19 cm
Language:English
Subject:Burr, Aaron, -- 1756-1836.
Hamilton, Alexander, -- 1757-1804.
Burr, Aaron, -- 1756-1836.
Hamilton, Alexander, -- 1757-1804.
Burr, Aaron, -- 1756-1836.
Hamilton, Alexander, -- 1757-1804.
Burr-Hamilton Duel (Weehawken, New Jersey : 1804)
Burr-Hamilton Duel (Weehawken, New Jersey : 1804.)
Burr-Hamilton Duel, Weehawken, N.J., 1804.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State.
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800).
New Jersey -- Weehawken.
New Jersey -- Weehawken.
Biographies.
Biographies.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11004743
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ISBN:9780316504973
0316504971
9780316504966
0316504963
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-200) and index.
Summary:"From the bestselling author of The Greatest Stories Never Told series, the epic history of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's illustrious and eccentric political careers and their fateful rivalry. The day was hot and sticky. The man in the rowboat was an impetuous hothead. His row across the choppy Hudson that morning led to a confrontation that has burned bright in the American mind for more than two hundred years. When the most notorious duel in American history took place, Alexander Hamilton was 49, a former Treasury Secretary whose meteoric political rise had flamed out in the wake of a humiliating sex scandal. Vice President Aaron Burr, was just a year younger than Hamilton, at the top of a meteoric rise of his own in the nation's fledgling government. Rivals Unto Death explores the largely unknown three-decade dance that led to the infamous duel. It traces the rivalry back to the earliest days of the American Revolution, when both men, brilliant, restless, and barely twenty years old, elbowed their way onto the staff of General George Washington; follows them as they launch their competitive legal practices in New York City and through the insanity of the election of 1800 when Hamilton threw his support behind Thomas Jefferson in an effort to knock Burr out of the running for president; and takes them finally to the dueling grounds that only one would emerge from"--