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One of the nation’s most respected historians and a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, H.W. Brands has the rare gift of investing historical narrative with unmatched verve and insight. The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr sheds light on the life of the third vice president of the United States, a man who is perhaps best known for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel. However, as Brand demonstrates in this fascinating portrait, Burr was also a man before his time—a proponent of equality between the sexes well over a century before women were able to vote in the United States.

Through Burr’s extensive, witty correspondence with his daughter Theodosia, Brands traces the arc of a scandalous political career and the early years of American 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 sea.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The second in the author’s series entitled American Portraits, this is one of the increasingly popular ‘small stories’ that give so much insight into the men, women, and events of history. A short but thrilling page-turner. Brands burrows into Burr’s psyche and exposes his failings as he details the outstanding talents that were so sadly wasted.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A wonderfully skilled narrative historian.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Brands is masterly.”


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