"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 - Mitchell_Bergeson_Jr - LibraryThing
This is a magnificent novel. While not as good as his Lincoln (what could be?) it is a humorous and sarcastic venture through early American history. I watched an interview of Mr. Vidal a while ago ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing
I read Burr many years ago and enjoyed the irreverent attitude Burr (and others) had towards the Founding Fathers. I recently decided to re-read this before reading the rest of Gore Vidal's Narratives ... Read full review