The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton & Aaaron Burr (Prebound)

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In curiously parallel lives, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who attended college? one at Princeton, the other at Columbia?and studied law. Both were young staff officers under General George Washington, and both became war heroes. Politics beckoned them, and each served in the newly formed government of the fledgling nation. Why, then, did these two face each other at dawn in a duel that ended with death for one and opprobrium for the other?

Judith St. George's lively biography, told in alternating chapters, brings to life two complex men who played major roles in the formation of the United States.

About the Author

Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning"So You Want to Be President?"and the historical Turning Point series, including"You re On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt";"Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln"; and"Take the Lead, George Washington." You can visit her online at"

Product Details
ISBN: 9780606388535
ISBN-10: 0606388532
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: May 10th, 2016
Pages: 112
Language: English