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Burr - Gore Vidal
Burr
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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years. With their broad canvas and large cast of fictional and historical characters, the novels in this series present a panorama of the American political and imperial... show more
Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years. With their broad canvas and large cast of fictional and historical characters, the novels in this series present a panorama of the American political and imperial experience as interpreted by one of its most worldly, knowing, and ironic observers. Burr is a portrait of perhaps the most complex and misunderstood of the Founding Fathers. In 1804, while serving as vice president, Aaron Burr fought a duel with his political nemesis, Alexander Hamilton, and killed him. In 1807, he was arrested, tried, and acquitted of treason. In 1833, Burr is newly married, an aging statesman considered a monster by many. Burr retains much of his political influence if not the respect of all. And he is determined to tell his own story. As his amanuensis, he chooses Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, a young New York City journalist, and together they explore both Burr's past and the continuing political intrigues of the still young United States.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375708732 (0375708731)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 430
Edition language: English
Series: Narratives of Empire (#1)
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5.0 Burr
Like scandalous gossip about celebrities? This is the novel for you.Burr is fiction, but I love a good story. Vidal's superbly researched novel brings Aaron Burr to life and this reader was willingly swept up into the romance of an anti-hero. Burr shrewdly picks apart the myths and legends surroundi...
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3.5 Burr by Gore Vidal
bookshelves: giftee, paper-read, historical-fiction, adventurous-april-2016, north-americas, published-1973, tbr-busting-2016, series, lit-richer, biography Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Read from December 25, 2015 to April 16, 2016 Description: Burr is a portrait ...
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