Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 10, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 560 pages
66 Reviews
A controversial challenge to the works of Ron Chernow and David McCullough

With Fallen Founder , Nancy Isenberg plumbs rare and obscure sources to shed new light on everyone?s favorite founding villain. The Aaron Burr whom we meet through Isenberg?s eye-opening biography is a feminist, an Enlightenment figure on par with Jefferson, a patriot, and?most importantly?a man with powerful enemies in an age of vitriolic political fighting. Revealing the gritty reality of eighteenth-century America, Fallen Founder is the authoritative restoration of a figure who ran afoul of history and a much-needed antidote to the hagiography of the revolutionary era.


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Isenberg's portrayal is both realistic and forgiving. - Goodreads
Outstanding research and content. - Goodreads
This book is a serious piece of research. - Goodreads

Review: Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

I had a lot of trouble getting through this book. It was a very interesting treatise of the life and history of Aaron Burr. I also believe that it was an accurate depiction. However, it was a tome with far more detail that interested me. Read full review

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

Okay, Aaron Burr was not a complete villain, but this biography glosses over his bad actions and ignores basic truths. Read full review

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