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In 1804, Colonel Aaron Burr, Vice-President of the United States, shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Three years later, on the order of ... Show synopsis

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Kevin C

Fantastic

by Kevin C on Dec 18, 2013

Historical fiction at the finest. A carefully researched and reconstructed portrait of Aaron Burr. If you are interested in the character and history of this time in early America this is an excellent place to start, More

elizabeth w

Gore Vidal

by elizabeth w on Dec 23, 2011

Wonderful book! Excellent research and beautifully written. A real treat. More

Constantius

Like you're actually there

by Constantius on Aug 27, 2009

Gore Vidal places less of himself beween the reader and the world he creates than any other novelist I can think of except Patrick O'Brian. Especially in the scenes of New York City in the 1830s, reading this is less like "reading a Gore Vidal novel" and more like stepping into a time machine and ... More

MickyP

All one would expect from Vidal

by MickyP on Jan 21, 2008

Gore Vidal?s take on the polemic character, Colonel Aaron Burr, provides everything one would expect from Vidal. Insight, cutting commentary and an entertaining spin on historical events. Reading this novel is like watching Muhammad Ali box; Vidal floats like a butterfly through dinner parties, the ... More

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