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Duel with the Devil : The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Myster
by Paul Collins


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BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURY

In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic.Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr.  Read more...


 
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Overview

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURY

In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic.Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. The two finest lawyers in New York, Burr and Hamilton were bitter rivals both in and out of the courtroom, and as the next election approached, their animosity reached a crescendo.
But everything changed when beautiful, young Elma Sands was found deadthe Manhattan Well. The horrific crime quickly gripped the nation, and before long accusations settled on one of Elma s suitors, handsome young carpenter Levi Weeks. As the enraged city demanded a noose be draped around the accused murderer s neck, the only question seemed to be whether Levi would make it to trial or be lynched first. The young man s only hope was to hire a legal dream team.And thus it was that New York s most bitter political rivals and greatest attorneys did the unthinkable they teamed up.
At once an absorbing legal thriller and an expertly crafted portrait of the United States in the time of the Founding Fathers, Duel with the Devil is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780307956460
  • ISBN-10: 0307956466
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • Publish Date: June 2014
  • Page Count: 289


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