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by Roger G. Kennedy

  • Author: Roger G. Kennedy
  • ISBN: 0195130553
  • ISBN13: 978-0195130553
  • ePub: 1932 kb | FB2: 1194 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Leaders & Notable People
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (October 14, 1999)
  • Pages: 528
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 921
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Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character ePub download

Roger Kennedy comes out of a lengthy political career and writes with the authority of a man who has walked the corridors of power.

Roger Kennedy comes out of a lengthy political career and writes with the authority of a man who has walked the corridors of power. In Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character he ranges over the career of the three men and over the history of their era, exploring their behavior and puzzling out their motives. This volume is a worthy companion to Gore Vidal's historical novel of the same er. -Steve Neal, Chicago Sun Times.

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This book restores Aaron Burr to his place as a central figure in the founding of the American Republic. He contested for power with Hamilton and then with Jefferson on a continental scale. Abolitionist, proto-feminist, friend to such Indian leaders as Joseph Brant, Burr was personally acquainted with a wider range of Americans, and of the American continent, than any other Founder except George Washington. The book does not sentimentalize any of its three protagonists, neither does it derogate their extraordinary qualities. They were all great men, all flawed, and all three failed to achieve.

Kennedy Roger G. (EN). This book restores Aaron Burr to his place as a central figure in the founding of the American Republic. The book does not sentimentalize any of its three protagonists, neither does it derogate their extraordinary qualities

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Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson book. I highly recommend Roger G. Kennedy's "Burr, Hamilton and Jefferson: A Study in Character", not as a straight-line historical narrative, but as an entertaining and enlightening analysis of the characters of the three men involved. All Kennedy's conclusions are richly illustrated with well documented anecdotes. Books related to Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson : A Study in Character. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power.

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This book restores Aaron Burr to his place as a central figure in the founding of the American Republic. Abolitionist, proto-feminist, friend to such Indian leaders as Joseph Brant, Burr was personally acquainted with a wider range of Americans, and of the American continent, than any other Founder except George Washington. He contested for power with Hamilton and then with Jefferson on a continental scale. The book does not sentimentalize any of its three protagonists, neither does it derogate their extraordinary qualities. They were all great men, all flawed, and all three failed to achieve their full aspirations. But their struggles make for an epic tale. Written from the perspective of a historian and administrator who, over nearly fifty years in public life, has served six presidents, this book penetrates into the personal qualities of its three central figures. In telling the tale of their shifting power relationships and their antipathies, it reassesses their policies and the consequences of their successes and failures. Fresh information about the careers of Hamilton and Burr is derived from newly-discovered sources, and a supporting cast of secondary figures emerges to give depth and irony to the principal narrative. This is a book for people who know how political life is lived, and who refuse to be confined within preconceptions and prejudices until they have weighed all the evidence, to reach their own conclusions both as to events and character. This is a controversial book, but not a confrontational one, for it is written with sympathy for men of high aspirations, who were disappointed in much, but who succeeded, in all three cases, to a degree not hitherto fully understood.
Malaunitly
Unlike the current flood of Founding Father hagiography, Roger Kennedy's look at the fractious ties between Jefferson, Hamilton, and Burr gives you the sense of these characters as their contemporaries knew them. Kennedy writes the way your favorite college professor lectured---with humor and a profound grasp of how mortals act in the political trenches. His insights into the early struggle over slavery at that stage in our history is worth the price of admission alone. Kennedy offers clearly stated conclusions on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. But the reader comes away with confidence that those opinions are come by after lengthy research and thought. If you have a friend who is addicted to early American history, this is the gift.
Cozius
Unlike the current flood of Founding Father hagiography, Roger Kennedy's look at the fractious ties between Jefferson, Hamilton, and Burr gives you the sense of these characters as their contemporaries knew them. Kennedy writes the way your favorite college professor lectured---with humor and a profound grasp of how motrals act in the political trenches. His insights into the early struggle over slavery at that early stage in our history are worth the price of admission alone. Kennedy offers clearly stated conclusions on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. But the reader comes away with confidence that those opinions are come by after lengthy research and throught. If you have a friend who is addicted to early American history, this is the gift.
Enila
Kennedy does a credible job of removing Burr from the trash heap of American History and re-installs him as a founding father. As always funny and loaded with "psycho-babble" to quote another reviewer. He generally downgrades Jefferson and upgrades Burr as we have known them. I thoroughly enjoy Kennedy's books and recommend them.
Kennedy's unusual writing style defies description with tangled time lines, zooming in and out, offbeat similes, and extreme irony, just to name a few. Yet he manages to impress with his knowledge. He gives refreshing new views of some well trodden paths.
Burr was a man who was intellectually much more honest than Jefferson, and far ahead of Jefferson in his progressive ideas of both abolition and feminism. He was probably The US's first true male feminist. Burr was opposed to slavery and Jefferson was not.
Burr has been painted as a scheming traitor and murderer of our beloved Hamilton, but one has to review all the facts and see this is simply not true.
Thanks to Roger Kennedy,in his peculiar style of writing, for bringing us the Truth and busting old myths that are not true.
Onetarieva
I wanted to like this book. I really did. I am fascinated with the dynamic between these 3 polarizing figures, Burr, Jefferson, and Hamilton and this book has a ton of worthwhile information laced throughout its pages. I appreciate any author that gives an even-handed view of Colonel Burr which is often difficult to find and Kennedy achieved this. However, I was often left frustrated with the author's style and overall execution of the book. The prose is often rambling and seemingly without structure and a couple misstatements as pointed out by other reviewers. About two thirds of the way through the book I found myself skimming pages to filter out some of the areas I found of lesser importance, something I rarely do. I feel like if it was 150 pages shorter and tied together a little better it would have been a more effective book. In the end, despite its faults, it really is a worthwhile read for anyone who has an interest in these three great men. Just know it might try your patience from time to time.
Nilarius
First, the dealer this item was purchased from was excellent -- the book was in pristine condition and shipped in a timely manner.
As to the book it was very informative and stated many things I was unaware of (the issue of slavery in New York and Burr's and Hamilton's efforts to remove it--Burr's central role in securing Jefferson's election in 1800), but the author got carried away in trying to impress the reader with his vocabulary--the first time in may years I needed a dictionary as I was reading. Definitely a worthwhile read.
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