Title: Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History
Author: Don Brown
Recommended for: students in grades 1-6, older for a brief introduction to Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Call Number/Link: E 973.4 Bro
Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both fierce patriots during the Revolutionary War, but the politics of the young United States of America put them in constant conflict. Their extraordinary story of bitter fighting and resentment culminates in their famous duel.
Don Brown somehow managed to write a clear, understandable book for elementary students despite Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s very complicated relationship. By book’s end, the reader understands some of the causes for the duel that may have changed American history.
It wouldn’t be my top choice as a source for a report on the two men and their duel, but it is interesting and conveys the basic historical information.