A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
A dramatic reinterpretation of the duel that shocked America.
For almost two centuries, historians have struggled to explain the extraordinary duel that killed Alexander Hamilton, our first Secretary of the Treasury, and ended Vice President Aaron Burr's political career. In A Fatal Friendship, the distinguished political scientist Arnold A. Rogow demonstrates for the first time that the roots of the fatal encounter lay not in Burr's (admittedly flawed) political or private conduct but rather in Hamilton's conflicted history and character.
With his detailed archival research, his close (and unprecedented) examination of the friendship between the two heroic figures, and his bold, imaginative writing, Rogow changes forever our understanding of honor, politics, and friendship in the early American Republic.
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A FATAL FRIENDSHIP: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron BurrUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A lively biography of two unconventional men whose entwined lives ended in tragedy. Political scientist Rogow (Thomas Hobbes, 1986, etc.) retells the well-known story (thanks in large part to Gore ... Read full review
A fatal friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron BurrUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Those who consider today's politics a vicious affair might brush up on Hamilton and Burr, whose 1804 duel ended the political career of Burr, who was then our vice president, and took the life of ... Read full review