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War of two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation

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A provocative and penetrating investigation into the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose infamous duel left the Founding Father dead and turned a sitting Vice President into a fugitive.In the summer of 1804, two of America's most eminent statesmen squared off, pistols raised, on a bluff along the Hudson River. Why would two such men risk not only their lives but the stability of the young country they helped forge? In War of Two, John Sedgwick explores the long-standing conflict between Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr. Matching each other's ambition and skill as lawyers in New York, they later battled for power along political fault lines that would decide—and define—the future of the United States. A series of letters between Burr and Hamilton suggests the duel was fought over an unflattering comment made at a dinner party. But another letter, written by Hamilton the night before the event, provides critical insight into his true motivation. It was addressed to former Speaker of the House Theodore Sedgwick, a trusted friend of both men, and the author's own ancestor. John Sedgwick suggests that Hamilton saw Burr not merely as a personal rival but as a threat to the nation. It was a fear that would prove justified after Hamilton's death...INCLUDES COLOR IMAGES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
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In the summer of 1804, two of America's most eminent statesmen squared off, pistols raised, on a bluff along the Hudson River. Why would two such men risk not only their lives but the stability of the young country they helped forge?
In War of Two, John Sedgwick explores the long-standing conflict between Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr. Matching each other's ambition and skill as lawyers in New York, they later battled for power along political fault lines that would decide—and define—the future of the United States.
A series of letters between Burr and Hamilton suggests the duel was fought over an unflattering comment made at a dinner party. But another letter, written by Hamilton the night before the event, provides critical insight into his true motivation. It was addressed to former Speaker of the House Theodore Sedgwick, a trusted friend of both men, and the author's own ancestor.
John Sedgwick suggests that Hamilton saw Burr not merely as a personal rival but as a threat to the nation. It was a fear that would prove justified after Hamilton's death...
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subject_facetBurr, Aaron, -- 1756-1836
Burr-Hamilton Duel, Weehawken, N.J., 1804
Hamilton, Alexander, -- 1757-1804
United States -- Politics and government -- 1801-1809
title_displayWar of two : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation
title_fullWar of Two Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation
War of two : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation / John Sedgwick
title_shortWar of two
title_subAlexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Burr, Aaron
Burr-Hamilton Duel, Weehawken, N.J., 1804
Hamilton, Alexander
History
Nonfiction
Politics and government