The Resource Fallen founder : the life of Aaron Burr, Nancy Isenberg

Fallen founder : the life of Aaron Burr, Nancy Isenberg

Label
Fallen founder : the life of Aaron Burr
Title
Fallen founder
Title remainder
the life of Aaron Burr
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Isenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This biography of the Revolutionary-era "villain" overturns every myth and image we have of him. The narrative of America's founding is filled with godlike geniuses--and then there was Aaron Burr. Generations have been told Burr was a betrayer--of Hamilton, of his country, of those with nobler ideas. All untrue: the politically aggressive Hamilton was preoccupied with Burr and subverted Burr's career at every turn for more than a decade. Historian Isenberg proves that Burr was no less a patriot and no less a principled thinker than those who debased him. He was an inspired politician who promoted decency when factionalism and ugly party politics were coalescing. He was as much an Enlightenment figure as Jefferson, and a feminist generations ahead of his time. A brilliant orator and lawyer, he was New York's attorney general, a senator, and vice president. His political assassination was accomplished by rivals who feared his power.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isenberg, Nancy
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.B9
LC item number
I84 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Statesmen
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Fallen founder : the life of Aaron Burr, Nancy Isenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-521) and index
Contents
A man of promising parts -- To concert with my brother officers -- Such are the letters I love -- An unprejudiced mind -- A certain little senator -- The statesman and the soldier -- The ruin of the vice president -- Little quid emperor -- Will O' Wisp treason -- That stranger was Aaron Burr -- Epilogue: He used no unnecessary words
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 540 p.
Isbn
9780670063529
Lccn
20060356 98
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)74987633
  • (OCoLC)74987633
Label
Fallen founder : the life of Aaron Burr, Nancy Isenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-521) and index
Contents
A man of promising parts -- To concert with my brother officers -- Such are the letters I love -- An unprejudiced mind -- A certain little senator -- The statesman and the soldier -- The ruin of the vice president -- Little quid emperor -- Will O' Wisp treason -- That stranger was Aaron Burr -- Epilogue: He used no unnecessary words
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 540 p.
Isbn
9780670063529
Lccn
20060356 98
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)74987633
  • (OCoLC)74987633

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