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American emperor : Aaron Burr's challenge to Jefferson's America

Author: David O Stewart
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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In this biography, the author portrays Aaron Burr, the third vice president, and would be secession leader, as a daring and perhaps deluded figure who shook the nation's foundations in its earliest, most vulnerable decade. It traces his career discussing his acrimonious relationship with Thomas Jefferson; his ambitious vision of expansion; and his historical, self-defended trial for treason. This account of Burr's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Aaron Burr; Aaron Burr; Thomas Jefferson; Aaron Burr; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Aaron Burr
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David O Stewart
ISBN: 9781439157183 1439157189
OCLC Number: 698361318
Description: xx, 410 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 --
The cipher letter --
Indictment, United States v. Aaron Burr --
United States Constitution, Article III, Section 3 (treason clause).
Responsibility: David O. Stewart.

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In this biography, the author portrays Aaron Burr, the third vice president, and would be secession leader, as a daring and perhaps deluded figure who shook the nation's foundations in its earliest, most vulnerable decade. It traces his career discussing his acrimonious relationship with Thomas Jefferson; his ambitious vision of expansion; and his historical, self-defended trial for treason. This account of Burr's tumultuous life also offers a rare and eye opening description of the brand new nation struggling to define itself.

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