Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr

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Penguin, May 10, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 560 pages
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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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This was a very irritating biography. To her credit, Isenberg is less credulous than other Burr biographers and generally brings a healthy level of skepticism to some of the more fantastic claims made ... Read full review

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A second reading of this book - first read it back in 2007. Shows the depths people in power will stoop to in order to destroy a potential rival. Well written book by Nancy Isenberg as she tries to ... Read full review

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