RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 42022307 LA English T1 Duel : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the future of America A1 Fleming, Thomas J., PB Basic Books PP New York, NY YR 1999 SN 0465017363 9780465017362 AB In this retelling of the fatal duel between Hamilton and Burr, historian Fleming takes the reader into the post-revolutionary world of 1804, a chaotic and fragile time in the young country as well as a time of tremendous global instability. The success of the French Revolution and the proclamation of Napoleon as First Consul for Life had enormous impact on men like Hamilton and Burr, feeding their own political fantasies at a time of perceived Federal government weakness and corrosion. Their hunger for fame spawned antagonisms that wreaked havoc on themselves and their families and threatened to destabilize the fragile young American republic. From that poisonous brew came the tangle of regret and anger and ambition that drove the two to their murderous confrontation in Weehawken, New Jersey. This is authoritative history at its most readable.--From publisher description.