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Fallen founder : the life of Aaron Burr

著者: Nancy Isenberg
出版商: New York, N.Y. : Viking, ©2007.
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This biography of the Revolutionary-era "villain" overturns every myth and image we have of him. The narrative of America's founding is filled with godlike geniuses--and then there was Aaron Burr. Generations have been told Burr was a betrayer--of Hamilton, of his country, of those with nobler ideas. All untrue: the politically aggressive Hamilton was preoccupied with Burr and subverted Burr's career at every turn  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Biography
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提及的人: Aaron Burr; Aaron Burr
材料类型: 传记, 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Nancy Isenberg
ISBN: 9780670063529 0670063525
OCLC号码: 74987633
描述: xiii, 540 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
内容: A man of promising parts --
To concert with my brother officers --
Such are the letters I love --
An unprejudiced mind --
A certain little senator --
The statesman and the soldier --
The ruin of the vice president --
Little quid emperor --
Will O' Wisp treason --
That stranger was Aaron Burr --
Epilogue: He used no unnecessary words.
责任: Nancy Isenberg.
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This biography of the Revolutionary-era "villain" overturns every myth and image we have of him. The narrative of America's founding is filled with godlike geniuses--and then there was Aaron Burr. Generations have been told Burr was a betrayer--of Hamilton, of his country, of those with nobler ideas. All untrue: the politically aggressive Hamilton was preoccupied with Burr and subverted Burr's career at every turn for more than a decade. Historian Isenberg proves that Burr was no less a patriot and no less a principled thinker than those who debased him. He was an inspired politician who promoted decency when factionalism and ugly party politics were coalescing. He was as much an Enlightenment figure as Jefferson, and a feminist generations ahead of his time. A brilliant orator and lawyer, he was New York's attorney general, a senator, and vice president. His political assassination was accomplished by rivals who feared his power.--From publisher description.

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