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The Resource A fatal friendship : Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Arnold A. Rogow

A fatal friendship : Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Arnold A. Rogow

Label
A fatal friendship : Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Title
A fatal friendship
Title remainder
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Statement of responsibility
Arnold A. Rogow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In A Fatal Friendship, Arnold Rogow offers a readable account of the conflicted and ultimately fatal relationship between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, a dramatic story with a bang-up ending. The book circles in on that final deadly encounter, discussing the two men's youth, Revolutionary War service, and families and friends, then progressing through the 1780s and 1790s, taking us ever nearer to July 11, 1804. Final chapters detail the duel and its aftereffects, and an epilogue glances at the two men's treatment at the hands of history. As this rapid stride through two lifetimes might suggest, the book is more a character study than a chronological history, focused on the development and emotional evolution of its two protagonists in relation to their final encounter. As Rogow himself explains it, his book suggests that "the deeper causes of the duel are to be found in the dark recesses of their relationship and in the personal histories that shaped both their characters and that relationship" (p. xi). In the final outcome, Hamilton garners much of the responsibility for his duel with Burr. In Rogow's words, Hamilton's "character structure was more impaired than Burr's, and that as a consequence he was more at fault in bringing their relationship to a violent end" (p. xiv)--From a book review by the historian Joanne B. Freeman on H-Net
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
Nj
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rogow, Arnold A
Dewey number
  • 973.4/092/2
  • 973.4/6/0922
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.H2
LC item number
R64 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Burr-Hamilton Duel (Weehawken, New Jersey : 1804)
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Hamilton, Alexander (Politiker)
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Burr-Hamilton Duel, Weehawken, N.J., 1804
  • New Jersey
  • Conflicten
  • Duels
  • Dueling
  • United States
  • Politicians
  • Politicians
Label
A fatal friendship : Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Arnold A. Rogow
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • From Cincinnati to Philadelphia
  • ch. 6.
  • Seizing the day
  • ch. 7.
  • Les liaisons dangereuses
  • ch. 8.
  • Farewells to all that
  • ch. 9.
  • Odd destinies
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • Thirteen weeks to Weehawken
  • ch. 11.
  • World too small?
  • Bastardy and legitimacy
  • ch. 2.
  • Cannon's mouth
  • ch. 3.
  • Husbands, wives, lovers
  • ch. 4.
  • Endings and beginnings
Control code
ocm39226222
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780809047536
Lccn
98070379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39226222
  • (OCoLC)39226222
Label
A fatal friendship : Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Arnold A. Rogow
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • From Cincinnati to Philadelphia
  • ch. 6.
  • Seizing the day
  • ch. 7.
  • Les liaisons dangereuses
  • ch. 8.
  • Farewells to all that
  • ch. 9.
  • Odd destinies
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • Thirteen weeks to Weehawken
  • ch. 11.
  • World too small?
  • Bastardy and legitimacy
  • ch. 2.
  • Cannon's mouth
  • ch. 3.
  • Husbands, wives, lovers
  • ch. 4.
  • Endings and beginnings
Control code
ocm39226222
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 351 pages
Isbn
9780809047536
Lccn
98070379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39226222
  • (OCoLC)39226222

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