Duel by Thomas Fleming
Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, And The Future Of America

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A rich brew of political intrigue that dwarfs even the most salacious political scandal today.

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Thomas Fleming is the author of more than 40 books of fiction and history. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., the son of a powerful local politician, who gave him a lifelong interest in politics and history. He is the only writer in the seventy year history of the Book of the Month Club to win main selections in both fiction and nonfiction. His 1981 novel, "The Officers' Wives, won international acclaim, selling more than 2,000,000 copies." Liberty! The American Revolution was listed as one of the eight best books of 1997 by the History Book Club.Fleming has made the Revolution his special field. Three of his books have won best-book-of-the-year citations from the American Revolution Round Table of New York. He has also demonstrated a sweeping grasp of the entire course of American history in West Point: "The Men and Times of the U.S. Military Academy, The New Dealers' War and other books. Fleming is a senior scholar on the board of the National Center for the American Revolution. He is also a fellow of the Society of American Historians. He often appears as a commentator on PBS, the History Channel and A&E. He lives in New York.
Published August 1, 2008 by Basic Books. 476 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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The American Revolution) dives deep into the causes and aftermath of Burr's duel with Hamilton on the banks of the Hudson at Weehawken, showing that, while not an innocent, Burr was no more guilty than Hamilton in provoking the exchange.

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Burr's own Napoleonic vision involved either the Federalist dream of a secessionist state that included New England and New York, or some grand design encompassing Spanish Mexico and portions of the Western United States.

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