American Emperor Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America

ISBN-10: 1439157200

ISBN-13: 9781439157206

Edition: N/A

Authors: David O. Stewart
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Description: In this vivid and brilliant biography, David Stewart describes Aaron Burr, the third vice president, as a daring and perhaps deluded figure who shook the nation’s foundations in its earliest, most vulnerable decade.Stewart’s vivid account of Burr’s tumultuous life offers a rare and eye-opening description of the brand-new nation struggling to define itself.

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

David O. Stewart is an award-winning author and the president of the Washington Independent Review of Books. He is the author of several acclaimed histories, including The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution as well as Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy, and American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America. Stewart's most recent book, his first novel, is The Lincoln Deception.

Leading Characters
The Dark Star of the Founding
Do Not Play the Fool with His Name
The Duel
On the Frontier
The Restless West
Vice President Burr
"I… Shall Seek Another Country"
The Adventure Begins
Early Doubts
On the World Stage
Burr's Threats
The Baron of the Ouachita Valley
The Western World Ignites
High Water Mark
Dancing on the Sabine
The Daveiss Factor
Escape from Blennerhassett Island
Wilkinson Unchained
Burr in Chains
When Cousins Collide
What Is Treason?
Sympathy for Villainy
A Mammoth of Iniquity
Searching for an Overt Act
A Drawn Battle
To Britain
On the Continent
The History of Thy Crimes
Acknowledgments
The Cipher Letter
Indictment, United States v. Aaron Burr
United States Constitution, Article III, Section 3 (Treason Clause)
Notes
Illustration Credits
Index
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