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Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr

Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr
Author: Nancy Isenberg
ISBN 13: 9780143113713
ISBN 10: 143113712
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2008-04-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
List Price: $18.00

A controversial challenge to the works of Ron Chernow and David McCullough

With Fallen Founder , Nancy Isenberg plumbs rare and obscure sources to shed new light on everyone's favorite founding villain. The Aaron Burr whom we meet through Isenberg's eye-opening biography is a feminist, an Enlightenment figure on par with Jefferson, a patriot, and—most importantly—a man with powerful enemies in an age of vitriolic political fighting. Revealing the gritty reality of eighteenth-century America, Fallen Founder is the authoritative restoration of a figure who ran afoul of history and a much-needed antidote to the hagiography of the revolutionary era.

New York Times Book Review

Full of insight and new research. It is an important and engaging account.