H.W. Brands “The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr”
May 21st, 2012
That ill-conceived duel with Alexander Hamilton has given Revolutionary War hero and prominent New York politician Aaron Burr his lasting one-line description in history books.
Now bestselling historian H.W. Brands returns to the life of Aaron Burr and finds a seldom-told perspective — Burr as a loving, devoted father. Through letters preserved over the centuries, Brands finds a new clarity to Burr’s life, and fresh context for the life Burr made for himself.
Brands’s book is called “The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr.”
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