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Duel With the Devil

The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
Collins, Paul (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Acclaimed historian Paul Collins' remarkable true account of a stunning turn-of-the-19th century murder and the trial that ensued -- a showdown in which iconic political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces to make sure justice was done.
Authors: Collins, Paul, 1969-
Title: Duel with the devil
the true story of how Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr teamed up to take on America's first sensational murder mystery
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: [xi], 289 pages ; maps ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: The victim
The accused
The trial
The verdict
Summary: Acclaimed historian Paul Collins' remarkable true account of a stunning turn-of-the-19th century murder and the trial that ensued -- a showdown in which iconic political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces to make sure justice was done.
ISBN: 0307956458
9780307956453
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 COLLINS
Statement of Responsibility: Paul Collins
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Trials (Murder) New York (State) New York History 19th century Murder Investigation New York (State) New York History 18th century Sands, Gulielma Death and burial Weeks, Levi Trials, litigation, etc Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Topical Term: Trials (Murder)
Murder
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Jul 31, 2014
  • kennethbhill rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was another "Staff Pick" that I randomly checked out and read, and I'm glad that I did. This Portland State University author did an amazing job of sharing a historical crime story that can be best described as a "Law & Order" TV episode.

After reading the book’s full title: “Duel with the Devil: the true story of how Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr teamed up to take on America’s first sensational murder mystery,” I was expecting a detective-type approach based on hunting for evidence, not a courtroom trial. It was still a good story—luckily there wasn’t much on the politics of the time—but I wouldn’t have chosen it if I knew what it was. Those interesting in judicial history or the political climate of a young America may enjoy this more.

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