American Emperor by David O. Stewart audiobook

American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America

By David O. Stewart
Read by Andrew Garman

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781439157206
11.44 Hours 1
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A spellbinding storyteller, historian David O. Stewart traces the canny and charismatic Aaron Burr from the threshold of the presidency in 1800 to his duel with Alexander Hamilton. Stewart recounts Burr's efforts to carve out an empire, taking listeners across the American West as the renegade vice president schemes with foreign ambassadors, the U.S. general-in-chief, and future presidents. "A lively but judicious portrait of grand . ambition."-Evan Thomas

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A spellbinding storyteller, historian David O. Stewart traces the canny and charismatic Aaron Burr from the threshold of the presidency in 1800 to his duel with Alexander Hamilton. Stewart recounts Burr's efforts to carve out an empire, taking listeners across the American West as the renegade vice president schemes with foreign ambassadors, the U.S. general-in-chief, and future presidents. "A lively but judicious portrait of grand . ambition."-Evan Thomas

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Editorial Reviews

“A proven storyteller, David O. Stewart takes us on a wonderful journey back to a fascinating chapter of American life: the challenges and controversies embodied in Aaron Burr. American Emperor is a great tale.” Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
American Emperor offers a compelling, provocative portrait of Aaron Burr…a skilled historian and a splendid storyteller, Stewart makes the most of the episode and its…cast of characters.” Kansas City Star
“A fresh, vivid exploration of the exploits and trial of Aaron Burr…Two parts adventure story and one part courtroom thriller…A persuasive, engaging examination of the post-political career of a shadowy and much-maligned figure from the era of the Founders.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Stewart’s sympathetic but unapologetic study of the enigmatic Burr…transcends its subject in exposing the frailty of early America’s westward ambitions. Highly recommended for readers of Revolutionary-era biographies and early US history.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: David O. Stewart

Author Bio: David O. Stewart

David O. Stewart is an award-winning author who turned to writing after a career practicing law in Washington, DC, defending accused criminals, and challenging government actions as unconstitutional. He is a national bestselling and award-winning author of four previous books on American history. He is formerly the president of the Washington Independent Review of Books.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English