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The Resource Burr

Burr

Label
Burr
Title
Burr
Statement of responsibility
Gore Vidal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For readers who can't get enough of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton,Gore Vidal's stunning novel about Aaron Burr, the man who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel—and who served as a successful, if often feared, statesman of our fledgling nation. Here is an extraordinary portrait of one of the most complicated—and misunderstood—figures among 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. But he is determined to tell his own story, and he chooses to confide in a young New York City journalist named Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler. Together, they explore both Burr's past—and the continuing civic drama of their young nation. Burr is the first novel in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series, which spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to post-World War II. With their broad canvas and sprawling cast of fictional and historical characters, these novels present a panorama of American politics and imperialism, as interpreted by one of our most incisive and ironic observers
Member of
Summary
Aaron Burr tells his biographer details of his life, including his duel with Alexander Hamilton and his two marriages
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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Character
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060561
Cataloging source
HCO
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1925-2012
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Vidal, Gore
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
American chronicle (Gore Vidal)
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Burr
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8f92ef74-d091-4265-920a-197dd5da6de4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307798411
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Burr
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8f92ef74-d091-4265-920a-197dd5da6de4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307798411
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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