"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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Burr (Narratives of Empire #1)User Review - John Puk - Goodreads
This is the first historical fiction book that I have picked up and consequentially, could not put down. I came across the writer, Gore Vidal, when I watched a documentary recommended to me by Netflix ... Read full review
Review: Burr (Narratives of Empire #1)User Review - Bill - Goodreads
'Burr' is the lead novel in Gore Vidal's seven-book series on US history. It's not the first book he wrote in the series, but in terms of historical chronology, everything begins right here. If you've ... Read full review