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  • Illustration of Aaron Burr shooting Alexander Hamilton during their duel in 1804

    DiBACCO: When the duel settled political differences

    It was 210 years ago Friday when Vice President Aaron Burr killed former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel in Weehawken, N.J.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Duel with the Devil'

    It was a time when Manhattan had muddy cobblestone streets, boiled coffee was the latest fad from France, rioters tore down Mrs. Murphy's brothel, yellow fever raged and it wasn't safe to drink the water.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr'

    In the early history of the United States, the names of two "might-have-beens" stand out. Each fought bravely in the American Revolution, though each was hamstrung by vanity, easily hurt feelings and a deep-seated rage against those men they considered ungrateful for services rendered.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'American Emperor'

    Aaron Burr ranks among the most reviled characters in American history - an astounding fate for a Founding Father who came within a hair's breadth o f the presidency in 1800. Although he was never convicted in court, the term "traitor" is indelibly linked to his name.

  • Aaron Burr, portrayed as misunderstood Founding hero


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