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David O. Stewart
David O. Stewart turned to writing after more than a quarter century of law practice in Washington, D.C. as a trial and appellate lawyer. His first book, about the writing of the Constitution (The Summer of 1787), grew out of Supreme Court case he was working on. It was a Washington Post... show more

David O. Stewart turned to writing after more than a quarter century of law practice in Washington, D.C. as a trial and appellate lawyer. His first book, about the writing of the Constitution (The Summer of 1787), grew out of Supreme Court case he was working on. It was a Washington Post Bestseller and won the Washington Writing Prize for Best Book of 2007. His second book (Impeached), had its roots in a judicial impeachment trial he defended before the United States Senate in 1989. His next book -- American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America -- explored Burr's astounding Western expedition of 1805-07 and his treason trial before Chief Justice John Marshall. All three books have received starred prepublication reviews from Kirkus or Publishers Weekly. He has received the 2013 History Award of the Society of the Cincinnati.In August 2013, Stewart began a new chapter in his writing life with the release of "The Lincoln Deception," an historical novel exploring the John Wilkes Booth conspiracy. A short story of his was previously nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He also is working a non-fiction study of James Madison and the remarkably influential partnerships through which he shaped American history.Stewart lives with his wife in Maryland. Visit his website at www.davidostewart.com.
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KOMET
KOMET rated it 6 years ago
"The Wilson Deception" is a novel that seamlessly blends in both elements of the historical and the fictional amid a Shakespearan drama known as the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. Besides, President Wilson, the other historical figures who act and strut upon the stage are: Robert Lansing, Wilson's Sec...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. The Wilson Deception is a sequel to Stewart’s The Lincoln Deception, which involves two men Jamie Fraser and Speed Cook, discovering a secret about Lincoln’s assassination. This sequel takes place years later, at the close of WW I. Both Speed and Ja...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
I am so glad I listened to Stewart's Virginia Historical Society's talk which convinced me to start reading his books. They are awesome books about US history. This one is about the writing of Constitution. Stewart details the major movers and shakers, and gives drafting the drama of an adventur...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 7 years ago
This is the second book by David O. Stewart that I have brought, and the third that I have read. Detailing the rise and fall of Burr, Stewart’s work is more a political look at the young United States as opposed to a life of Burr. Stewart shows Burr warts and are, and if at times a bit too much repe...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 7 years ago
I listen to the Virginia Historical Society Podcast. They tend to be pretty good. David O. Stewart was the speaker on two of the podcasts. The first was a talk about his book about Burr, and the second was about the Surratt’s (and in part to promote this book). David O. Stewart is...
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