The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the Judiciary annotated edition
By (author) Joseph Wheelan
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Jefferson's Vendetta by Joseph Wheelan
Book DescriptionGenerations of Americans have known Thomas Jefferson as one of our unambiguously great presidents, a man of honor and optimism unencumbered by pettiness and spite; and so they have known Aaron Burr, his greatest adversary, as a traitorous would-be destroyer of that distinguished legacy. In Jefferson's Vendetta, Joseph Wheelan examines one of the eminent political rivalries in our history, set against the backdrop of postcolonial Virginia, and discovers a truth vastly different from what is taught in high schools and universities. Here is Burr, the flawed but gifted politician who made powerful enemies because his charm and skill rivaled Jefferson's own, and who trusted the fairness of American democracy too deeply to rebut the wild criticisms aimed at him by slanderers in the U. S. government. Also shown in vivid detail is Jefferson, whose obsessive crusade to destroy Burr was undone by one mammoth but historically overlooked miscalculation. Exquisitely researched and brilliantly written, Jefferson's Vendetta challenges the blackened legacy of Aaron Burr and shows the beloved President Jefferson mired in the kind of hateful and manipulative politics that tradition has depicted him as rising above.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780786716890
(210mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Joseph Wheelan
Joseph Wheelan, a graduate of the University of Wyoming and University of Colorado, Denver, was for twenty-six years an editor and reporter for the "Associated Press" and the "Casper Star-Tribune" (Wyoming). Author of "Jefferson's War," also available from Carroll & Graf, he lives in North Carolina with his wife, Pat.
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