RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 262428551 LA English T1 The duel : the parallel lives of Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr A1 St. George, Judith,, PB Viking PP New York, N.Y. YR 2009 SN 9780670011247 067001124X AB In curiously parallel lives, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who attended college - one at Princeton, the other at Columbia - and studied law. Both were young staff officers under General George Washington, and both became war heroes. Politics beckoned them, and each served in the newly formed government of the fledgling nation. Why, then, did these two face each other at dawn in a duel that ended with death for one and opprobrium for the other?