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Fallen Founder

The Life of Aaron Burr
Isenberg, Nancy (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A controversial challenge to the works of Ron Chernow and David McCullough With Fallen Founder , Nancy Isenberg plumbs rare and obscure sources to shed new light on everyone?s favorite founding villain. The Aaron Burr whom we meet through Isenberg?s eye-opening biography is a feminist, an Enlightenment figure on par with Jefferson, a patriot, and?most importantly?a man with powerful enemies in an age of vitriolic political fighting. Revealing the gritty reality of eighteenth-century America, Fallen Founder is the authoritative restoration of a figure who ran afoul of history and a much-needed antidote to the hagiography of the revolutionary era.
Authors: Isenberg, Nancy
Title: Fallen founder
the life of Aaron Burr
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2008
Characteristics: xiii, 540 p. :,ill., maps, ports. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nancy Isenberg
Contents: A man of promising parts
To concert with my brother officers
Such are the letters I love
An unprejudiced mind
A certain little senator
The statesman and the soldier
The ruin of the vice president
Little quid emperor
Will O' Wisp treason
That stranger was Aaron Burr
Epilogue: He used no unnecessary words
ISBN: 9780143113713
0143113712
Branch Call Number: B-B968i 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-521) and index
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government 1783-1865 United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Biography Soldiers United States Biography Vice-Presidents United States Biography Statesmen United States Biography Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
Topical Term: Soldiers
Vice-Presidents
Statesmen
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Aaron Burr is mostly remembered as the man who shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel. However, though he's been stricken from the pantheon of the Founding Fathers, Burr influenced our burgeoning nation in innumerable ways.


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