For listeners 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011778/bk_brll_011778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1805 and 1806, Aaron Burr, former vice president of the newly formed American republic, traveled through the Trans-Appalachian West gathering support for a mysterious enterprise, for which he was arrested and tried for treason in 1807. This book explores the political and cultural forces that shaped how Americans made sense of the uncertain rumors and reports about Burr´s intentions and movements, and examines what the resulting crisis reveals about their anxieties concerning the new nation´s fragile union and uncertain republic. Burr was said to have enticed some people with plans to liberate Spanish Mexico, others with promises of land in the Orleans Territory, still others with talk of building a new empire beyond the Appalachian Mountains. The Burr Conspiracy was a cause célèbre of the early republic - with Burr cast as the chief villain of the Founding Fathers - even as the evidence against him was vague and conflicting. Rather than trying to discover the real intentions of Burr or his accusers - Thomas Jefferson foremost among them - James E. Lewis Jr. looks at how differing understandings of the Burr Conspiracy were shaped by everything from partisan politics and biased newspapers to notions of honor and gentility. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001412/bk_high_001412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore the captivating life of Aaron Burr and his duel with Alexander Hamilton. Based on his early achievements, Aaron Burr, Jr., should have become an obscure but respected figure in American history. An officer in the Continental Army, a high-flying lawyer, and an influential politician, his career peak was becoming the third vice president in US history. But after all these achievements, Burr´s name is now associated with corruption and cruelty. He killed a man in an illegal duel while in office, and interest in that man, Alexander Hamilton, has revived Burr´s reputation as one of history´s villains. It was a reputation earned not just through the duel, in which he killed one of the brightest lights in the political firmament, but through a treasonous conspiracy after leaving the vice presidency. Who was Aaron Burr? What drove him to such achievements and such failures? And how did a respected politician become a publicly reviled villain? Pick up this audiobook now to find out. This audiobook covers Aaron Burr as: A young man A revolutionary A politician A vice president A duelist A conspirator And an exile Get the audiobook now and learn more about Aaron Burr! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duke Holm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111981/bk_acx0_111981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When bounty hunter J. G. Kerrigan comes to Burr, Wyoming Territory, he´s in for two big surprises. The first: His old backstabbing nemesis Blade is in town, trying to pass himself off as a respectable citizen. Kerrigan is determined to bring him to justice, and becoming the sheriff of the small town Blade cares about seems the best way to do it. The second surprise? A kind, pretty reverend´s daughter...with a backbone of steel and blood hot enough to put the desert sun to shame. Marianne Westerly has lived in Burr her whole life, and when her marriage abruptly ended in an embarrassing scandal, the entire town stood behind her in support. However, their well-meaning concern has turned to nearly smothering pity, and Marianne is determined to leave Burr and move to another city - anywhere else, really, as long as no one knows her story. But the new sheriff arouses emotions in her she´d never thought to feel again, and she wonders if she should continue with her plan. If she throws caution to the wind, she could find out the attraction is mutual or risk a second round of heartbreak. One thing´s certain, though - in Burr, the trail to love is always bumpy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Arden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033204/bk_adbl_033204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Lyndon Orr published his story of Aaron Burr in 1912 within his Famous Affinities of History. Here he briefly and simply compares Burr´s life with Alexander Hamilton´s and attempts to dispel some of the negative opinions that surrounded him as the ´´villain´´ who shot and killed one of the Founding Fathers of the USA in a duel. Orr also describes Burr´s strong relationships and the mysteries surrounding the women in his life, particularly his daughter - beautifully depicted in the recent song about parenthood, ´´Dear Theodosia´´, from Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, sung by Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hamilton. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer M. Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001499/bk_mike_001499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Generations have been told that Aaron Burr was a betrayer: of Alexander Hamilton, of his country, of those who had nobler ideas. But that version has been shaped by historians and writers from the 18th century on who were blinded by tabloid reports and propaganda created by Burr´s political enemies during his lifetime. It is time to discover the real Aaron Burr. Nancy Isenberg´s eye-opening, painstakingly researched biography reveals a true patriot. A brave participant in the Revolutionary War and an Enlightenment figure as much as Jefferson, he was a feminist and an inspired politician, statesman, and legislator who promoted decency instead of the factionalism that threatened the solidity of the young nation. He was a brilliant orator and lawyer who served as New York´s attorney general and senator, before his election as vice president. Burr was, in short, a loyal citizen who had the bad fortune to make a powerful enemy early in his career. Alexander Hamilton was preoccupied with Burr for more than a decade, and subverted his career at every turn through outright lies and slanderous letters. Hamilton and Burr´s other political rivals successfully denounced Burr as a man of extreme tastes, but the facts show him to be a man of moderation and open-mindedness generations ahead of time. Isenberg shows the gritty reality of 18th-century America, with its cutthroat politics, partisan maneuvering, sexual indiscretions, financial fiascos, and media slander. A brilliant restoration of a figure who ran afoul of history, Fallen Founder is a stunningly modern story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000565/bk_peng_000565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Though he was a hero of the Revolutionary War, a prominent New York politician, and vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr is today best remembered as the villain who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. But, as H. W. Brands demonstrates in this fascinating portrait of one of the most compelling politicians in American history, Burr was also a man before his time - a proponent of equality between the sexes well over a century before women were able to vote in the US. Through Burr´s extensive, witty correspondence with his daughter Theodosia, Brands traces the arc of a scandalous political career and the early years of American politics. The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr not only dramatizes through their words his eventful life, it also tells a touching story of a father´s love for his exceptional daughter, which endured through public shame, bankruptcy, and exile, and outlasted even Theodosia´s tragic disappearance at sea. 1. Language: English. Narrator: H. W. Brands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005306/bk_rand_005306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure and pleasure my business. (Aaron Burr) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. In all the annals of American history, it is hard if not impossible to find a figure with a more controversial legacy than Aaron Burr, one of the most reviled yet mysterious characters of the last 200 years. Today Burr is remembered almost solely for participating in the nation´s most famous duel on July 11, 1804, which resulted in the death of instrumental Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, but it is often forgotten that Burr killed Hamilton while he was Thomas Jefferson´s sitting vice president. As if that wasn´t incredible enough, Burr´s path to the vice presidency sparked a constitutional crisis after the Election of 1800, and in addition to leading to the establishment of the 12th Amendment, it was Hamilton´s support of his principal political foe, Jefferson, over Burr that helped ignite the arguments that culminated with their duel. Burr was charged with murder for participating in the controversial and illegal duel, bringing his political career to an end, but he saved his most controversial act for last. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Stahr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038703/bk_acx0_038703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.