War of two : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation
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New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
ISBN
9781592408528 (hardcover)
Physical Desc
xxiii, 455 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Berea Branch - Adult Collection - General973.460922 Se28w 2015 Available
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Published
New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781592408528 (hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-434) and index.
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In War of Two, John Sedgwick explores the long-standing conflict between Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr. A study in contrasts from birth, they had been compatriots, colleagues, and even friends. But above all they were rivals. Matching each other's ambition and skill as lawyers in New York, they later battled for power along political fault lines that would not only decide the future of the United States, but define it. A series of letters between Burr and Hamilton suggest the duel was fought over an unflattering comment made at a dinner party. But another letter, written by Hamilton the night before the event, provides critical insight into his true motivation. It was addressed to former Speaker of the House Theodore Sedgwick, a trusted friend of both men, and the author's own ancestor. John Sedgwick suggests that Hamilton saw Burr not merely as a personal rival but as a threat to the nation. Burr would prove that fear justified after Hamilton's death when, haunted by the legacy of his longtime adversary, he embarked on an imperial scheme to break the Union apart.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sedgwick, J. (2015). War of two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation (First edition.). Berkley Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sedgwick, John, 1954-. 2015. War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation. Berkley Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sedgwick, John, 1954-. War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation Berkley Books, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sedgwick, John. War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation First edition., Berkley Books, 2015.

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