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From the best-selling author of The Greatest Stories Never Told series, the epic history of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's illustrious and eccentric political careers and their fateful rivalry.

The famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr was the culmination of a story three decades in the making. Rivals unto Death vividly traces their rivalry back to the earliest days of the American Revolution, when Hamilton and Burr - both brilliant, restless, and barely 20 years old - elbowed their way onto the staff of General George Washington. The fast-moving account traces their intricate tug-of war, uncovering surprising details that led to their deadly encounter through battlefields, courtrooms, bedrooms, and the wildest presidential election in history, counting down the years to their fateful rendezvous on the dueling ground. This is politics made personal: Shrill accusations, bruising collisions, and a parade of flesh and blood founders struggling - and often failing - to keep their tempers and jealousies in check.

Smoldering in the background was a fundamental political divide that threatened to tear the new nation in two, and still persists to this day. The Burr and Hamilton that leap out of this audiobook are passionate, engaging, and utterly human characters inextricably linked together as Rivals unto Death.

©2017 Rick Beyer (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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filled with errors

There are a lot of errors in this book, such as Madison being at the Battle of Trenton. Do not trust the facts presented here.

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Brilliant

I really loved this book. I particularly liked how it’s set backwards, starting at chapter ten and counting down.

I loved the writing style, and the way that this book is not as bias as some other joint biographies you can find. It truly felt like the author was trying to sit on a fence. It was simple, clear and straight forward. A very good joint biography.

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Really a good story about the battle between burr and Hamilton

This is a great story about Hamilton and burr.
Never knew how it happened
Recommend it.