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Description - Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURY In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic.Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. The two finest lawyers in New York, Burr and Hamilton were bitter rivals both in and out of the courtroom, and as the next election approached, their animosity reached a crescendo. But everything changed when beautiful, young Elma Sands was found deadthe Manhattan Well. The horrific crime quickly gripped the nation, and before long accusations settled on one of Elma s suitors, handsome young carpenter Levi Weeks. As the enraged city demanded a noose be draped around the accused murderer s neck, the only question seemed to be whether Levi would make it to trial or be lynched first. The young man s only hope was to hire a legal dream team.And thus it was that New York s most bitter political rivals and greatest attorneys did the unthinkable they teamed up. At once an absorbing legal thriller and an expertly crafted portrait of the United States in the time of the Founding Fathers, Duel with the Devil is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307956460
ISBN-10: 0307956466
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 132mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
Publisher: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
Publish Date: 16-Jun-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paul Collins

PAUL COLLINS is the author of eight books. An assistant professor of English in the MFA program at Portland State University, Collins is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the founding editor of the Collins Library imprint of McSweeney's Books. His work has appeared in Slate, New Scientist, and the New York Times, and he is regularly featured on NPR's Weekend Edition as their "literary detective."

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