…and what about AAron Burr?

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    Seems to me he’s the most interesting of the original people of america . Yet only a few books about him. Kind of strange considering he killed Alexander Hamilton and made Jefferson so angery that he was questionably tried for treason.Why all the mystery? Am i missing something?


    There are dozens of books on Burr, from the academic (Milton Lomask wrote a 2 vol biography that is decent) to the popular (Gore Vidal). Gore Vidal’s is the most famous. He is a very interesting figure to say the least but not one that has been forgotten. Simon and Schuster published a bio in 2011 and there are two newer monographs involving Burr in the last 2 years.


    Hey Brion, well I guess I was wondering which is the best from a Libertarian point of view. I have seen Gore Vidal’s version, just want to read something a little less fantastical. Thanks


    I don’t think you will find anything from a libertarian perspective. There are several scholarly histories available, but nothing that meets that standard.


    I reviewed Isenberg’s Burr biography in MODERN AGE a few years back. That tome is definitely not the place to start.

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