Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson

Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson : A Study in Character

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This study delves into the characters of three of America's greatest leaders, in particular restoring Aaron Burr to his place as a central figure in the founding of the American Republic. With over 50 years in public life, the historian author offers fresh insights into the careers of Burr and Hamilton. 36 halftones. 3 maps.
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  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1423738691
  • 9781423738695

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"Kennedy's style is refreshingly conversational and direct.... Kennedy succeeds in demonstrating that all three men were flawed giants and that Burr deserves more credit than most authors have given him. Recommended for university and large public libraries."--Library Journal"It's hard to conceive of three more absorbing characters than Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Aaron Burr. Standing alone, each would have fascinated any age in which he lived. Thrown together by the tempests of history and personal ambition, they struggled desperately to prevail over one another, even unto death. Roger Kennedy's book brilliantly illuminates a trio of passionate actors on the early American stage."--Harry McPherson, Counsel to President Johnson, and author of A Political Education"This is a masterful, iconoclastic portrait of three founding fathers with a surprisingly fresh assessment of Aaron Burr that makes for provocative and important reading."--Hedrick Smith, author of Rethinking America"A worthwhile portrait of powerful politicians in early America."--Kirkus Reviews"Roger Kennedy comes out of a lengthy political career and writes with the authority of a man who has walked the corridors of power. In Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character he ranges over the career of the three men and over the history of their era, exploring their behavior and puzzling out their motives."--Men's Journal "Kennedy's style is refreshingly conversational and direct.... Kennedy succeeds in demonstrating that all three men were flawed giants and that Burr deserves more credit than most authors have given him. Recommended for university and large public libraries."--Library Journal "It's hard to conceive of three more absorbing characters than Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Aaron Burr. Standing alone, each would have fascinated any age in which he lived. Thrown together by the tempests of history and personal ambition, they struggled desperately to prevail over one another, even unto death. Roger Kennedy's book brilliantly illuminates a trio of passionate actors on the early American stage."--Harry McPherson, Counsel to President Johnson, and author of A Political Education "This is a masterful, iconoclastic portrait of three founding fathers with a surprisingly fresh assessment of Aaron Burr that makes for provocative and important reading."--Hedrick Smith, author of Rethinking America "A worthwhile portrait of powerful politicians in early America."--Kirkus Reviews "Roger Kennedy comes out of a lengthy political career and writes with the authority of a man who has walked the corridors of power. In Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character he ranges over the career of the three men and over the history of their era, exploring their behavior and puzzling out their motives."--Men's Journal "Kennedy's style is refreshingly conversational and direct.... Kennedy succeeds in demonstrating that all three men were flawed giants and that Burr deserves more credit than most authors have given him. Recommended for university and large public libraries."--Library Journal "It's hard to conceive of three more absorbing characters than Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Aaron Burr. Standing alone, each would have fascinated any age in which he lived. Thrown together by the tempests of history and personal ambition, they struggled desperately to prevail over one another, even unto death. Roger Kennedy's book brilliantly illuminates a trio of passionate actors on the early American stage."--Harry McPherson, Counsel to President Johnson, and author of A Political Education "This is a masterful, iconoclastic portrait of three founding fathers with a surprisingly fresh assessment of Aaron Burr that makes for provocative and important reading."--Hedrick Smith, author of Rethinking America "A worthwhile portrait of powerful politicians in early America."--Kirkus Reviews "Roger Kennedy comes out of a lengthy political career and writes with the authority of a man who has walked the corridors of power. In Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character he ranges over the career of the three men and over the history of their era, exploring their behavior and puzzling out their motives."--Men's Journal "Kennedy's style is refreshingly conversational and direct.... Kennedy succeeds in demonstrating that all three men were flawed giants and that Burr deserves more credit than most authors have given him. Recommended for university and large public libraries."--Library Journal"It's hard to conceive of three more absorbing characters than Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Aaron Burr. Standing alone, each would have fascinated any age in which he lived. Thrown together by the tempests of history and personal ambition, they struggled desperately to prevail over oneanother, even unto death. Roger Kennedy's book brilliantly illuminates a trio of passionate actors on the early American stage."--Harry McPherson, Counsel to President Johnson, and author of A Political Education"This is a masterful, iconoclastic portrait of three founding fathers with a surprisingly fresh assessment of Aaron Burr that makes for provocative and important reading."--Hedrick Smith, author of Rethinking America"A worthwhile portrait of powerful politicians in early America."--Kirkus Reviews"Roger Kennedy comes out of a lengthy political career and writes with the authority of a man who has walked the corridors of power. In Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character he ranges over the career of the three men and over the history of their era, exploring their behavior andpuzzling out their motives."--Men's Journal
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About Roger G Kennedy

Roger G. Kennedy has served as Director of The National Park Service, as Director of The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and as Vice President, Finance, of the Ford Foundation. He has written nine books, has appeared in his own series on the Discovery Channel, and was a White House correspondent for NBC. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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