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Publisher Description

From the author of White Trash and The Problem of Democracy, a controversial challenge to the views of the Founding Fathers offered by Ron Chernow and David McCullough

Lin-Manuel Miranda's play "Hamilton" has reignited interest in the founding fathers; and it features Aaron Burr among its vibrant cast of characters. 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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2007
May 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
560
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
11.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Mznx123 ,

Moving and insightful

I had no idea what to expect when I bought this book. What a pleasant surprise! The author's portrait of Aaron Burr is not only well documented, but placed in context for his time.

Frumius ,

Fresh and informative

A pleasure to read this fresh look at one of our country's early leaders and shapers. It definitely requires of everyone a rethinking regarding Aaron Burr's motivations, his contributions to this country, and his life.

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