The Duel by Judith St. George audiobook

The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

By Judith St. George
Read by John H. Mayer

3.05 Hours 10/04/2016 Unabridged
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In curiously parallel lives, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who attended college--one at Princeton, the other at Columbia--and studied law. Both were young staff officers under General George Washington, and both became war heroes. Politics beckoned them, and each served in the newly formed government of the fledgling nation. Why, then, did these two face each other at dawn in a duel that ended with death for one and opprobrium for the other?Judith St. George's lively biography, told in alternating chapters, brings to life two complex men who played major roles in the formation of the United States.

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In curiously parallel lives, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who attended college--one at Princeton, the other at Columbia--and studied law. Both were young staff officers under General George Washington, and both became war heroes. Politics beckoned them, and each served in the newly formed government of the fledgling nation. Why, then, did these two face each other at dawn in a duel that ended with death for one and opprobrium for the other?

Judith St. George's lively biography, told in alternating chapters, brings to life two complex men who played major roles in the formation of the United States.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

St. George employs the dual biography format with facility and flair, bringing these two historical figures to life. Horn Book
“John H. Mayer’s narration…brings to mind a fireside storyteller recounting an oft-told tale. His tone strikes an excellent balance between solemn and conversational, showing a reverence for both men and a lighthearted sense of humor in recounting their human flaws.” AudioFile
This briskly paced, concise dual biography of Burr and Hamilton highlights the remarkable parallels the men shared...The author's ability to lucidly explain the political intricacies of the time is impressive. Kirkus Reviews
* "...equally intriguing and approachable...compellingly written... School Library Journal, starred review
“Does an excellent job of presenting the stories of the two men…Readers who like historical fiction will find this equally intriguing and approachable.” School Library Journal
“Well researched and organized, the book offers insights into the personalities, lives, and times of Burr and Hamilton. A fine choice.” Booklist
“St. George employs the dual biography format with facility and flair, bringing these two historical figures to life.” Horn Book Guide
“This well-researched book…would be useful in a school setting, not only as a dual biography but also as an introduction to life, culture, and the political system in the United States in the late 1700s.” Children’s Literature
“Helps readers get a real sense of who Hamilton and Burr really were and the impact their lives had on American history.” VOYA
“The author’s ability to lucidly explain the political intricacies of the time is impressive, revealing to readers that politics were as ugly, if not uglier, in the nation’s earliest days as they are now.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Judith St. George

Author Bio: Judith St. George

Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning So You Want to Be President? and the historical Turning Point series, including You’re on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt; Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln; and Take the Lead, George Washington.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 3.05
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English