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The Resource Burr : the man who shot Hamilton, Gore Vidal

Burr : the man who shot Hamilton, Gore Vidal

Label
Burr : the man who shot Hamilton
Title
Burr
Title remainder
the man who shot Hamilton
Statement of responsibility
Gore Vidal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A fictional memoir illuminating Aaron Burr's life and times, highlighting his political accomplishments and fatal duel with Alexander Hamilton
  • [This novel] present[s] a panorama of the American political and imperial experience as interpreted by one of its most worldly, knowing, and ironic observers. Burr is a portrait of perhaps the most complex and misunderstood of the Founding Fathers. In 1804, while serving as vice president, Aaron Burr fought a duel with his political nemesis, Alexander Hamilton, and killed him. In 1807, he was arrested, tried, and acquitted of treason. In 1833, Burr is newly married, an aging statesman considered a monster by many. Burr retains much of his political influence if not the respect of all. And he is determined to tell his own story. As his amanuensis, he chooses Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, a young New York City journalist, and together they explore both Burr's past and the continuing political intrigues of the still young United States. -Back cover
Member of
Summary
Aaron Burr tells his biographer details of his life, including his duel with Alexander Hamilton and his two marriages
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
060561
Cataloging source
BNB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vidal, Gore
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Narratives of empire
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Vice-Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Burr : the man who shot Hamilton, Gore Vidal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover ... by Random House, Inc., New York, in 1973"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000010773781
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
x, 502 pages
Isbn
9780349105314
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)30399951
Label
Burr : the man who shot Hamilton, Gore Vidal
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover ... by Random House, Inc., New York, in 1973"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000010773781
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
x, 502 pages
Isbn
9780349105314
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)30399951

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