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  • Title: The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
  • Author: Judith St. George
  • ISBN: 9780425288214
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 thIn 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.
    The Duel The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr 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

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    1. I am feeding my Hamilton obsession, and this was an easy read to learn further details about the Burr Hamilton dynamic.

    2. This book, The Duel, by Judith St George, was an interesting read with ups and downs of the parallel lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr and was surprisingly hard to put down for being the genre informational nonfiction There were two main characters in this book who were Alexander Hamilton, an intelligent, charismatic, and an one way opinion thinker, and Aron Burr, a bright, charming, and resolute person The main conflict started when Alexander and Aaron become rivals in politics, relati [...]

    3. 3 pages in Very excited to read this because 1 Hamilton I love Hamilton the Musical2 Hungry for books set during the time of Hamilton the Musical3 A book about Hamilton and Burr, and it s super short and super easy to read Disclaimer Oh gosh, this book is already annoying me with all the grammar rule breaking Judith St George starts sentences with because and and , and it s very aggravating because this is a book about history, and it s geared at the age level reading of teens Puh lease Not impr [...]

    4. Schoolin myself on A Burr and A Ham before I go see the show This was a quick and accessible rundown about their lives and feuds.

    5. Basically my thought when seeing this on the shelf HAMILTON YES I MUST READ IT My thoughts now Well this was interesting I really, really liked all the info about Hamilton and Burr that I haven t heard about, and as a history it was fairly interesting and covered a lot, which I didn t originally expect it too as it s only like 100 pages long Old politics are so interesting, guys, it s only when you re living in the time that they re scary and sad xDThe writing style and grammar of the book felt [...]

    6. It was a good book and I learned a lot about Hamilton and Burr Though if you don t really care much about the musical Hamilton you don t need to read it It is also a easy read and it is not a very long book.

    7. 5 5 historically informational starsThis is a really great historical portrayal of the parallel lives of Hamilton and Burr There is so much information packed into such a short book It really goes in depth to show Burr and Hamilton s relationship and what ultimately led to the fatal duel If you like Hamilton, I would definitely recommend you read this book to get a fuller and exact timeline of the two men It is just so tragic and heart wrenching, I loved reading this story.

    8. I think this book was meant for kids or young adults as I felt like the author was dumbing down some of the information Since it is such a short book, I can understand why it s of an abridged history of the two Founding Fathers relationship and lives As I still enjoyed the book, I chose to give it 4 stars.

    9. It s essentially a cliff notes of the Chernow biography It reads pretty young to me but has all the important information

    10. This book contains most of the same information as the Chernow biography that inspired the hit musical as well as some additional information about Aaron Burr The story of A Ham and A Burr is one that perfectly illustrates how conflict arises from a clash of two opposing identities Despite so many similarities in their personal histories and so many shared personal beliefs, these two men were still very different people who were unable to reconcile those major differences between them and it end [...]

    11. The Duel The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr is a biographical story that relates information from the perspectives of Hamilton and Burr in alternating chapters With Hamilton The Musical getting so much buzz in the last few years, this book has a lot of potential in being interesting and exciting to students Burr and Hamilton shared a fierce political rivalry that ended in Hamilton s murder in a duel This story is useful in teaching perspective because it tells the story of H [...]

    12. Biography Full of interesting info in an easy to understand format Really put into perspective the times these two men grew up in and the choices they made I appreciated she did not gloss over their egos or bad choices they made along the way while also shining a light on their great accomplishments.

    13. It was a great book I like how they both gave descriptions of Aaron Burr s and Alexander Hamilton s lives and how it led up to their rivalry and eventually them dueling.

    14. Other reviwers have noted this, but The Duel The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr really is the cliffnotes adaptation of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow with an added thread of Aaron Burr sir sprinkled throughout Despite its length barely 100 pages long it is quite informative, and I found the parallels between these two historic founding fathers to be both strange and fascinating.I m still waiting for an Antonia Fraser style biography of The Schuyler Sisters, it in the mean [...]

    15. I don t normally give up on a book witithn the first 10 pages but this one is THAT BAD On page 7, But when Aaron was nineteen months old, he became aware that something was terribly wrong Umm, no The book is not for those interested in history.

    16. Going in, I barely knew about Hamilton and this famous duel To be clear, I am fascinated by history and read a lot about it lately and love documentaries, but I don t retain enough of the details, so I have the special pleasure of almost learning everything for the first time no matter how many times I hear it This is true for Science, too Anyway, here s what I knew There was a famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr back in the day, Hamilton is way famous for great political activ [...]

    17. This was the perfect book to feed my Hamilton obsession A short middle grade biography of A Ham and A Burr, focusing on their many similarities and how their intersecting public lives led to the fateful duel Published in 2009, this was written after the Chernow bio which is listed in the bibliography but before LMM s musical Many passages in this book caused my brain to spontaneously play the Hamilton soundtrack along with it In particular Chapter 2 When Aaron was two, he had lost everything and [...]

    18. I never expect perfect work from a imperfect man Alexander Hamilton The Duel is a book about the similar lives of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton Both Alexander and Aaron were orphans and rose up from their unfortunate early positions They both became lawyers and were both involved in politics Aaron Burr eventually ran for President of the United States against Thomas Jefferson Both Burr and Jefferson wanted Hamilton to help get votes for their campaigns Hamilton decided to support Thomas Jeff [...]

    19. True to it s title, the parallel lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, told in the perspective of each This succinct yet informative historical biography is an easy to read time line of the lives and politics of these two founding fathers who will forever be linked throughout history The book can easily be understood by readers as young as 10, yet interesting enough for adults of any age It is an especially good companion read for anyone who enjoys the music or play Hamilton as it outlines [...]

    20. This book was basically Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow condensed I had read Chernow s biography prior to reading to this book so I didn t learn much It was nice to get to know Burr s story a little Quick and easy I recommend this book to anyone interested in getting to know about Hamilton or Burr The plot moves along quickly and even if you don t end up liking it, it s still a short book that won t take up much of your time.

    21. Both Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were orphaned at young ages They both attended prestigious colleges, Princeton and Columbia They were both officers under George Washington and it seems as though their lives were intertwined for 25 years St George s biography dives into the bizarre duel the two faced that ended ones life and made the other hated by many The details that were included are intriguing enough to interest readers and the nine chapters within the book contain such illustrative a [...]

    22. This book is accessible to all ages my 12 year old brought it home after we went to see the play Hamilton The lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr both shared similarities and diverged significantly Ironic how the two men helped each other out at critical junctures not always intentionally The book highlights the importance of character good thing Hamilton set up the federal banking system, not Burr Sadly, both are tragic tales.

    23. Curious about the lives of Alexander Hamilton Aaron Burr No time to read Chernow s monster bio of A.Ham Loved the musical but want a PG rated history for your kids This is it A beautifully told parallel narrative of the lives of Burr Hamilton, I enjoyed reading this account even than my eldest did It s smoothly written flows from chapter to chapter, showing how alike they were It was also well balanced the author notes she is sympathetic to Burr Highly recommended

    24. Still looking for summer reading titles and this is fantastic My only concern is that the chapters alternate between Burr and Hamilton As a result, the timeline gets a little confusing Considering it is about both Hamilton and Burr, however, I don t know that the author could have done it any other way I loved how both personalities were portrayed Neither were particularly likable and I loved all the Revolutionary War and early American history.

    25. Good quick read if you are going to see the play Hamilton and you don t have time to read the Ron Chernow book It is really best to read about Hamilton before you see the play It makes it much enjoyable and interesting if you know his story.

    26. If you don t like Hamilton the musical or history in general, I m sorry to say that you will most likely not enjoy this book Though it was an easy read and it had a lot of good information, but this was not a good book for me.

    27. A young adult book showing the lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr and how similar they were A quick, easy read with a wonderful biography at the end Highly recommend for anyone who loves history and for those who are going to see the Broadway play Hamilton.

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