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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
Collins, Paul (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Acclaimed historian Paul Collins' remarkable true account of a stunning 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 done.
Authors: Collins, Paul, 1969-
Title: 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
Publisher: New York :, Crown Publishers,, [2013]
Characteristics: viii, 289 pages ;,map ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Paul Collins
Contents: The victim
The accused
The trial
The verdict
Summary: Acclaimed historian Paul Collins' remarkable true account of a stunning 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 done.
ISBN: 9780307956453
0307956458
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 C7128d 2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-279) and index
Subject Headings: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 Weeks, Levi Trials, litigation, etc Sands, Gulielma Death and burial Murder Investigation New York (State) New York History 18th century Trials (Murder) New York (State) New York History 19th century
Topical Term: Murder
Trials (Murder)
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Join the discussion on June 4, 2015. Acclaimed historian Collins' remarkable true account of a stunning 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 done.


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Jul 31, 2014
  • kennethbhill rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was another "Staff Pick" that I randomly checked out and read, and I'm glad that I did. This Portland State University author did an amazing job of sharing a historical crime story that can be best described as a "Law & Order" TV episode.

After reading the book’s full title: “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,” I was expecting a detective-type approach based on hunting for evidence, not a courtroom trial. It was still a good story—luckily there wasn’t much on the politics of the time—but I wouldn’t have chosen it if I knew what it was. Those interesting in judicial history or the political climate of a young America may enjoy this more.

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