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The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

READ · BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ë H.W. Brands SUMMARY ë The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr H.W. Brands Ë 1 SUMMARY Ican politics The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr not only dramatizes through their words his eventful life it also tells a touching story of a father's love for his exceptional daughter which endured through public shame bankruptcy and exile and outlasted even Theodosia's tragic disappearance at seaA Paperback Origina. Prior to reading this book I only really knew Aaron Burr as the murderer of Alexander Hamilton but HW Brands has created within me a deep sympathy for this tragic character For one this was an incredibly uick read It was a short yet concise book that covered the major events in Burr s life Second this book spent uite a bit of time humanizing Aaron Burr and I felt very strongly afterwards that he was an intelligent tactician that really got the raw end of several deals and may have made uite a bit of a positive impact had he not experienced various tragedies in his life To be honest I haven t uite made up my mind about Burr but I know that as I examine future references I will go into them with a bit of a sympathetic heart Microsoft Access 2016 Intermediate Quick Reference Guide - Windows Version (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card) got the raw end of several deals and may have made uite a bit of a positive impact had he not experienced various tragedies in his life To be honest I haven t uite made up my mind about Burr but I know that as I examine future references I will The Painted Art Journal: 24 Projects for Creating Your Visual Narrative go into them with a bit of a sympathetic heart

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READ · BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ë H.W. Brands SUMMARY ë The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr H.W. Brands Ë 1 SUMMARY Though he was a hero of the Revolutionary War a prominent New York politician and vice president of the United States Aaron Burr is today best remembered as the villain who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel But as H W Brands demonstrates in this fascinating portrait of one of the most compelling politicians i. Other historians such as Nancy Eisenburg Fallen Founder The Life of Aaron Burr dig into details to defend Burr s record and compare it favorably against that of a wily Hamilton Others such as David O Stewart American Emperor Aaron Burr s Challenge to Jefferson s America recount the court records to show Burr as someone who would indeed treasonously split the country in two Many other heavily footnoted historical works such as those by Gordon Wood have him as an unseemly character among patriots This book simplifies the Aaron Burr story Gone are the details of how he earned Jefferson s scorn in the A Magnificent Catastrophe The Tumultuous Election of 1800 America s First Presidential Campaign nor is there anything on how the marriage of his daughter to a South Carolina politician might have been part of it Without the torturous legal wrangling the treason trials have welcome clarity and the reason for the second trial is boiled down to an executive President Jefferson decisionWhile Burr is popular with rank and file politicians as witnessed by the emotion shown on his last day in the Senate the leaders of the emerging two parties have a visceral hatred of him Hamilton the leader of the Federalists harbors hatred that culminates in the duel in which Hamilton lost his life and Burr his political career Jefferson as leader of the Republicans is behind his ruin in the treason trials in which Burr loses everythingIn Brand s book Burr seems to have limited exposure to arrest for the duel with Hamilton following his term as Vice President He goes not flees west to seek his fortune and has a warm welcome some of which can be attributed to the duel Brand doesn t use the term filibustering nor does he dissect the plan We still don t know whether he was arming to attack Mexico or Florida today considered a breach of US foreign policy or to divide the nation the emerging west from the established east What we do know is that an important civil right was affirmed you cannot be guilty of something planned only of something doneDespite Burr s exoneration he has powerful enemies and this time he flees ironically to England the country which years earlier he fought He seems to wear out his welcome and flees again and again then back to New York where he is hounded by debts that political payback Through his letters you see his ruin hungry all the time and in need of shoes and the relationship with his daughter Theodosia which appears stronger than a marriage You see the waiting for the ship that would reunite them in New York but with no satellites or GPS we can only assume the ship sank as he waited and waited the final heartbreak He was to live 42 years Brand notes the adventures Burr may have been planning were realized by Andrew Jackson in Florida who was rewarded with financially and politically and President Polk who through official channels brought the northern part of Mexico into the Union through a war with Mexico as Burr had claimed to be planningThis adds to the literature of this incredibly complex lawyer politician and adventurer the essence of whom may never be known Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-to-Make Projects for the Home and Garden (Fox Chapel Publishing) Learn How to Upcycle Pallets to Make One-of-a-Kind Furniture & Accessories, from Boxes to a Ukulele guilty of something planned only of something doneDespite Burr s exoneration he has powerful enemies and this time he flees ironically to England the country which years earlier he fought He seems to wear out his welcome and flees again and again then back to New York where he is hounded by debts that political payback Through his letters you see his ruin hungry all the time and in need of shoes and the relationship with his daughter Theodosia which appears stronger than a marriage You see the waiting for the ship that would reunite them in New York but with no satellites or GPS we can only assume the ship sank as he waited and waited the final heartbreak He was to live 42 years Brand notes the adventures Burr may have been planning were realized by Andrew Jackson in Florida who was rewarded with financially and politically and President Polk who through official channels brought the northern part of Mexico into the Union through a war with Mexico as Burr had claimed to be planningThis adds to the literature of this incredibly complex lawyer politician and adventurer the essence of whom may never be known

H.W. Brands Ë 1 SUMMARY

READ · BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ë H.W. Brands SUMMARY ë The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr H.W. Brands Ë 1 SUMMARY N American history Burr was also a man before his time a proponent of euality between the sexes well over a century before women were able to vote in the US Through Burr's extensive witty correspondence with his daughter Theodosia Brands traces the arc of a scandalous political career and the early years of Amer. The three stars I awarded this book are for the writing which is elouent and draws the reader in But Brands is a historian and facts matter He should have called it historical fiction and subtitled it If Burr had been a honorable person The fiction begins during the election of 1800 when Brands conveniently leaves out many of the facts choosing to gloss over the way that Burr after initially indicating his knowledge that the tie in the electoral college resulted from a flaw in the way it was set up not because Burr believed people wanted him to be president He fairly uickly saw the opportunity to seize the presidency by sidling up to the Federalists for their votes Instead of bowing out and acknowledging that Jefferson was the intended President he allowed the deadlock to continue This caused the animosity between himself and the Republicans Brands failure to even mention this gives a fair indication of his lack of objectivity for his subject The part of the book that dealt with Burr s duel with Hamilton reads like a journalistic sketch than history As in the rest of the book Brands does no analysis to speak of He presents facts but doesn t try to explain motives or probable motives Throughout the book Brands romanticized Burr s life and neglected to hold him responsible for his errors Even when Burr is charged with treason Brands skirts around the facts I have never understood why the charge wasn t conspiracy to commit treason rather than treason The reasoning behind his acuittal makes sense to me since the case hung on the reliability of Wilkenson which was very uestionable and the location of Burr Since Wilkenson was corrupt and Burr was smart enough to be away from the scene when the boats and supplies were garnered a conviction would have been a miscarriage of justice But not guilty isn t the same as innocent and there was plenty of circumstantial evidence to conclude that although he was convicted Burr was almost certainly guiltyI have read other work by Brands and found it to be credible but on this short easily read book it is sorely lacking He failed to write the story as a historian and chose to write it as a romance novelist

  • Paperback
  • 176
  • The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr
  • H.W. Brands
  • English
  • 26 December 2018
  • 9780307743268

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    FREE READ The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr [The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr] EBOOK/EPUB The three stars I awarded this book are for the writing which is elouent and draws the reader in But Brands is a historian and facts matter He should have called it historical fiction and subtitled it If Burr had been a honorable person The fiction begins during the election of 1800 when Brands conveniently leaves out many of the facts choosing to gloss over the way that Burr after initially indicating his k

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    [The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr] EBOOK/EPUB One thing you can sayhe led an interesting life It's surprising to me that a US Vice President was charged with both murder and treason and that that information isn't well known My sense is that Burr was a very intelligent man who had a penchant for making poor decisions and powerful enemies

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    [The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr] EBOOK/EPUB H.W. Brands Ë 1 SUMMARY HW Brands tells the story of Aaron Burr's life based on the correspondence between Burr and his daughter Theodosia Aaron Burr is best known for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel in Weehawken New Jersey in 1804

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    [The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr] EBOOK/EPUB Interesting telling of Aaron Burr's political career Focussing largely on his life after the duel there was a lot of new information to me Primarily using letters between Mr Burr and his daughter Theodosia there is a legitimacy to the story

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