The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr (American Portraits)

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"The second in the author's series entitled American Portraits, this is one of the increasingly popular "small stories" that give so much insight into the men, women and events of history. A short but thrilling page-turner. Brands burrows into Burr's psyche and exposes his failings as he details the outstanding talents that were so sadly wasted."
--"Kirkus Reviews"

"Few historians can tell a tale better."
--"The Dallas Morning News"

"A wonderfully skilled narrative historian."
--"Los Angeles Times"

"Brands is masterly."
--"The Economist"

"Brands will change the way you see history."
--"The Austin American-Statesman"

"H. W. Brands brings to life Burr s forgotten contributions as a Revolutionary War hero and politician, as well as the shame that shadowed him for the rest of his life after Hamilton s death." The New York Times

"Intense. . . . Short, accessible . . . tightly focused work. . . . In The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr, Mr. Brands goes beyond what is commonly known about Burr to show his more admirable side, which lay in his developing the mind and character of the treasure of his life, his daughter Theodosia." The Washington Times

Tightly crafted. . . . Aaron Burr is our Founding Father in the shadows. So often the gifted American who gut-shot Alexander Hamilton on a sheltered rocky ledge in Weehawken, N.J., is remembered as a nasty piece of work. . . . The flawed, fascinating pol has been the subject of many biographies. But in H.W. Brands beguiling 192-pager, The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr, the grandson of Calvinist preacher Jonathan Edwards steps off the page with customary aplomb not as a cartoonish villain but as a cultured, considerate and caring father who was a Princeton graduate at 16, a hero of the Revolution at 20, New York state attorney general at 30 and U.S. senator at 35. . . . Like Herman Melville, who swept us back to 19th-century New Bedford s Spouter-Inn in Moby-Dick, Brands transports us to a room on Stone Street in New York on this eighth day of June, anno domini 1812. . . . And it's [Burr and Theo s] highly literate, lively correspondence that leavens this revealing book and makes its subjects spring to life. Austin American-Statesman

Although Burr is the subject of numerous biographies, Brands use of the letters between Burr and Theo, named after her mother, allows a somewhat different perspective. As the title may suggest, this sketch seems to look more at Burr the man than the other categories in which he could be placed politician, duelist, accused traitor. While Brand concisely covers the breadth of Burr's life, it is clear that the father-daughter relationship was an extraordinary one. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Compelling. . . . A softer perspective of one of American history s most controversial figures. It s true Burr gets a bad rap. . . . The letters give us an authentic glimpse of his personality while nicely mirroring the dramatic political landscape (duels, deals and treason) of the time. Austinist

Brands reveals another side of Burr in this examination of his extensive correspondence with his beloved daughter, Theodosia. . . . The letters deal with more than personal relations, as Burr discourses upon subjects as varied as sexual equality and political rivalry. . . . This useful, often emotionally stirring work offers a surprising view of an enigmatic personality. Booklist

The second in the author s series entitled American Portraits, this is one of the increasingly popular small stories that give so much insight into the men, women and events of history. A short but thrilling page-turner. Brands burrows into Burr s psyche and exposes his failings as he details the outstanding talents that were so sadly wasted. Kirkus Reviews
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"H. W. Brands brings to life Burr's forgotten contributions as a Revolutionary War hero and politician, as well as the shame that shadowed him for the rest of his life after Hamilton's death." --The New York Times

"Intense. . . . Short, accessible . . . tightly focused work. . . . In The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr, Mr. Brands goes beyond what is commonly known about Burr to show his more admirable side, which lay in his developing the mind and character of the treasure of his life, his daughter Theodosia." --The Washington Times

"Tightly crafted. . . . Aaron Burr is our Founding Father in the shadows. So often the gifted American who gut-shot Alexander Hamilton on a sheltered rocky ledge in Weehawken, N.J., is remembered as a nasty piece of work. . . . The flawed, fascinating pol has been the subject of many biographies. But in H.W. Brands' beguiling 192-pager, The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr, the grandson of Calvinist preacher Jonathan Edwards steps off the page with customary aplomb--not as a cartoonish villain but as a cultured, considerate and caring father who was a Princeton graduate at 16, a hero of the Revolution at 20, New York state attorney general at 30 and U.S. senator at 35. . . . Like Herman Melville, who swept us back to 19th-century New Bedford's Spouter-Inn in Moby-Dick, Brands transports us to a room on Stone Street in New York 'on this eighth day of June, anno domini 1812.' . . . And it's [Burr and Theo's] highly literate, lively correspondence that leavens this revealing book and makes its subjects spring to life." --Austin American-Statesman

"Although Burr is the subject of numerous biographies, Brands' use of the letters between Burr and Theo, named after her mother, allows a somewhat different perspective. As the title may suggest, this sketch seems to look more at Burr the man than the other categories in which he could be placed--politician, duelist, accused traitor. While Brand concisely covers the breadth of Burr's life, it is clear that the father-daughter relationship was an extraordinary one." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Compelling. . . . A softer perspective of one of American history's most controversial figures. It's true Burr gets a bad rap. . . . The letters give us an authentic glimpse of his personality while nicely mirroring the dramatic political landscape (duels, deals and treason) of the time." --Austinist

"Brands reveals another side of Burr in this examination of his extensive correspondence with his beloved daughter, Theodosia. . . . The letters deal with more than personal relations, as Burr discourses upon subjects as varied as sexual equality and political rivalry. . . . This useful, often emotionally stirring work offers a surprising view of an enigmatic personality." --Booklist

"The second in the author's series entitled American Portraits, this is one of the increasingly popular 'small stories' that give so much insight into the men, women and events of history. A short but thrilling page-turner. Brands burrows into Burr's psyche and exposes his failings as he details the outstanding talents that were so sadly wasted." --Kirkus Reviews

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In a new look at political outcast Aaron Burr, the author bases his text around the vice president's correspondence with his daughter, shedding new light on his life, his belief in equal rights and the fateful day he shot Alexander Hamilton dead during a duel. Original.

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