Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History

13 Jul

Aaron and Alexander cover

Title:   Aaron and Alexander:  The Most Famous Duel in American History
Author:   Don Brown
Series:   —
Recommended for:   students in grades 1-6, older for a brief introduction to Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Pages:   unpaged
Call Number/Link:   E 973.4 Bro

Rating:   **** 



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.


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Posted by on July 13, 2016 in Juv, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Uncategorized


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