"An extraordinarily intelligent and entertaining novel!"
Brilliantly realized, enormously readable, Gore Vidal's #1 best seller paints a fascinating portrait of Aaron Burr, who lived out his long life partly as a suspected traitor and partly as one of the most heroic and colorful of the founding fathers.
A fictional memoir based on actual facts, BURR describes the early struggles and endless intrigues of the United States. Vidal writes with so much drama and vigor that history comes alive, and the concerns of a new nation read like today's headlines.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amelish - LibraryThing
Surviving the gloomy, gothically unhumorous Cloudsplitter has left me with little patience for “true historical fiction,” but Burr is all right, I guess. His character is never really fleshed out ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
An interesting tale about one of American history's most conflicting figures. The stories and intrigues about Burr are almost too fantastical to believe, but a surprising amount of them are based on historical fact. Read full review