Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

Condensed. If all that you know about Aaron Burr is his duel with Alexander Hamilton, consider dipping into a short book by historian H.W. Brands titled, The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr. During a time when most histories and biographies run hundreds of pages in length, and provide sweeping depth and breath, this short book, 176 pages of text, is a refreshing change. Brands writes with simplicity and directness, providing all readers with the highlights of Burr’s life. He pays special attention to Burr’s relationship with his daughter and grandson. I enjoyed this condensed presentation of Burr’s life, and I was reminded of aspects of his life that I had not thought about in a long time. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr from

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