To his eventual misfortune, one of those he crossed was Thomas Jefferson's vice president, Aaron Burr. Many histories of their tangled relationship personalize their differences, and, to be sure, they disliked each other with splendid fervor. Thomas Fleming's contribution to the often-told tale is to ground the Hamilton-Burr rivalry in the politics of the day--a politics complicated by many contending ideological factions, powerful interest groups, and lobbyists. Writing with vigor and clarity, Fleming points to the clay feet on which Hamilton and Burr marched to their sad destiny, and he crafts an exceptionally interesting portrait of the early Republic. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Were happy with it you learn a hole new vocabulary. it is a good book so far I haven't finished it yet.Published 20 months ago by Nathan
Thomas Fleming presents this historic event during the early and formative years of the American Republik with extraordinary depths, great historic knowledge, research of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Paul Schnizler
Thomas Fleming is a prolific author who is expert in the American Revolution and early American history. Read morePublished on May 27, 2012 by C. M Mills
After reading "The Duel" by Tom Fleming, I am convinced that Alexander Hamilton's life was wasted by dueling Arron Burr. Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by Stephen Tuers
In trying to explain why the duel took place this book provides extensive background information on the life of Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and the national and New York... Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by John B.
The book is well written (though a few editing errors within), and reads fast. A lot of books detail the duel, or detail the life of Hamilton, but this is one of the rare ones that... Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by teach99
This book is more about the gubernatorial election than the duel. Of course the election is important as context for the duel. Read morePublished on April 13, 2010 by ProgSociologist
David McCullough's book, John Adams, and the HBO special based upon it, sets the stage for this fascinating book. Read morePublished on October 30, 2008 by C. D. Shafer
This is a very exciting, fast-paced narrative that details the rivalry between Hamilton and Burr for control of the Federalist Party during the early days of the American... Read morePublished on May 24, 2008 by Brian Lewis