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THE HEARTBREAK OF AARON BURR A Tale of Homicide, Intrigue, and a Father's Worst Fear

by | Read by Chris Sorensen

History • 5.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Aaron Burr is best remembered as the man who shot Alexander Hamilton, but he was far more complex. He believed in the equality of women—including their right to vote—long before it surfaced as a national issue. He was intellectually and politically deep. Yet he was tried for treason over an ill-conceived plot to wrest Mexico from Spain. The author captures his complexity well, relying heavily on Burr’s letters to his daughter, Theodosia. Narrator Chris Sorensen offers a lively reading of these passages, along with speeches and other documentary sources. The letters, especially, sound like the conversations they really are as Sorensen raises his pitch or alters the tone of his voice to express surprise, humor, or even regret. The remainder of the book he reads with an even but inviting tone. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2012]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2012

CS ISBN 9781464035074 $51.75 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 9781464022753 $51.75 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781464035326 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4640-2277-7 $47.00

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