War of two : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation / John Sedgwick.
- First edition.
- New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
xxiii, 455 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- Burr-Hamilton Duel, Weehawken, N.J., 1804.
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1801-1809.
- Examines the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose infamous duel left the Founding Father dead and turned a sitting vice-president into a fugitive.
- Part I. The roots of hatred
In the hands of an angry God
Platonic love is arrant nonsense
The prodictious glare of almost perpetual lightning
In the roseate bowers of Cupid
Six slayloads of bucks and belles
A fever for war
Liberty or death
When in the course of human events
A lady with a beautiful waist
Beauty is woman's sceptre
But a single word, Burr
A little sorceress
In ill humour with everything but thee
Part II. The battle is joined
Commentaries on the laws of England
Children of a larger growth
Come my charmer and relieve me
You will become all that I wish
Two men of politics
A dreaded dilemma
To a mind like his nothing comes amiss
Another long nose
And we had a bank
Other than pecuniary consolation
Sober among the drunks
I have been so cruelly treated
Louis Capet has lost his caput
The best woman and finest lady I have ever known
Root out the distempered and noisome weed
Part III. To the death
To fight the whole detestable faction
The bubble of speculation is burst
An absolute and abominable lie
Strut is good for nothing
The lady in the well
The fangs of Jefferson
The gigg is up
A damn'd rascal
A still more despicable opinion
Part IV. And then there was one
Have no anxiety about the issue of this business
A good many incidents to amuse one
Motives of profound political importance
A terrible whirlpool, threatening everything
A slight expression of contempt
In the end.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-434) and index.
- Local notes:
- Athenaeum copy: Kennedy fund bookplate.
- 9781592408528 : HRD
1592408524 : HRD
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