War of two : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation /

Examines the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose infamous duel left the Founding Father dead and turned a sitting vice-president into a fugitive.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Sedgwick, John, 1954- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : New American Library, 2016.
Edition:New American Library trade paperback edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Part 1. The roots of hatred
  • In the hands of an angry God
  • Contentment
  • Platonic love is arrant nonsense
  • The prodictious glare of almost perpetual lightning
  • Refinement
  • In the roseate bowers of Cupid
  • Six slayloads of bucks and belles
  • Holy ground
  • A fever for war
  • Liberty or death
  • When in the course of human events
  • The Malcolms
  • A lady with a beautiful waist
  • Beauty is woman's sceptre
  • The Schuylers
  • But a single word, Burr
  • A little sorceress
  • In ill humour with everything but thee
  • Part 2. The battle is joined
  • Commentaries on the laws of England
  • Children of a larger growth
  • Come my charmer and relieve me
  • You will become all that I wish
  • Two men of politics
  • A dreaded dilemma
  • To a mind like his nothing comes amiss
  • Another long nose
  • And we had a bank
  • Botanizing
  • Embryo-Caesar
  • Other than pecuniary consolation
  • Sober among the drunks
  • I have been so cruelly treated
  • Louis Capet has lost his caput
  • The best woman and finest lady I have ever known
  • Root out the distempered and noisome weed
  • Part 3. To the death
  • To fight the whole detestable faction
  • The bubble of speculation is burst
  • An absolute and abominable lie
  • Strut is good for nothing
  • The lady in the well
  • The fangs of Jefferson
  • The gigg is therefore up
  • A damn'd rascal
  • Tant mieux
  • A still more despicable opinion
  • Part 4. And then there was one
  • Have no anxiety about the issue of this business
  • A good many incidents to amuse one
  • Motives of profound political importance
  • A terrible whirlpool, threatening everything
  • A slight expression of contempt
  • G.H. Edwards
  • In the end.