By Gore Vidal
For readers who can’t get sufficient of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Gore Vidal’s attractive novel approximately Aaron Burr, the fellow who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel—and who served as a profitable, if frequently feared, statesman of our fledgling country.
Here is a rare portrait of 1 of the main complicated—and misunderstood—figures one of the Founding Fathers. In 1804, whereas serving as vice chairman, Aaron Burr fought a duel together with his political nemesis, Alexander Hamilton, and killed him. In 1807, he was once arrested, attempted, and acquitted of treason. In 1833, Burr is newly married, an getting older statesman thought of a monster via many. yet he's decided to inform his personal tale, and he chooses to open up to a tender ny urban journalist named Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler. jointly, they discover either Burr's past—and the continued civic drama in their younger nation.
Burr is the 1st novel in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire sequence, which spans the historical past of the us from the Revolution to post-World battle II. With their extensive canvas and sprawling forged of fictional and historic characters, those novels current a landscape of yank politics and imperialism, as interpreted through considered one of our so much incisive and ironic observers.