Burr by Gore Vidal

"Burr" is a historical novel that reexamines the life and times of Aaron Burr, the third Vice President of the United States, who is most famous for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel. The narrative is presented in the form of a fictional memoir written by Burr's private secretary, which provides a counterpoint to the traditional portrayal of Burr as a villain. The book explores Burr's political career, his relationships, and his role in the founding of the United States, with a focus on his controversial actions and the complex dynamics of the early American republic.

The 1880th greatest book of all time


Published
1973
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
400-500
Words
197,765
Original Language
English

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