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    read & download Burr author Gore Vidal Gore Vidal ✓ 3 free download [EPUB] (Burr author Gore Vidal) I knew next to nothing about US history when I began reading Gore Vidal's Burr So I was and still am in no position to assess the historical accuracy of the numerous events recorded in his fictional biography of Colonel Aaron Burr 1756 1836During the American Revolutionary War Aaron Burr was involved in an expedition to attack the British for

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Burr author Gore Vidal

Burr author Gore Vidal review ✓ 103 summary Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gore Vidal read & download Burr author Gore Vidal Onsidered a monster by many Burr retains much of his political influence if not the respect of all And he is determined to tell his own story As his amanuensis he chooses Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler a young New York City journalist and together they explore both Burr's past and the continuing political intrigues of the still young United State. What I knew about Aaron Burr was that in a duel he shot and killed Alexander Hamilton first Secretary of the Treasury and pictured on the 10 bill That is a pitiful amount of knowledge and if I had ever been told about Burr it is in that part of the brain marked irretrievable For pete s sake Elizabeth Burr was Vice President of the United States Further the electoral votes in the 1800 election were tied between Jefferson and Burr and the election was decided by the House of Representatives Burr is not just this obscure fellow about whom there is likely a trivia uestionThere are two first person narrators 1 Charlie Schuyler the only fictional character in the novel is a clerk in Burr s law office and 2 Burr himself Burr dictates his memoirs to Charlie which begin in the Revolutionary War carry us through the 1800 election and the duel and for a few years after They are dictated in the mid 1830s long after Burr was a mover and shaker in US politics Charlie also has a life and through him we get to see a bit of New York City of the period and to a lesser extent Washington DC called Washington City Our introduction to Burr is on the day of his second marriage in 1833 The astonishing day began when Colonel Burr came out of his office and asked me to accompany him to the City Hotel where he was to meet a friend As usual he was mysterious He makes even a trip to the barber seem like a plot to overthrow the state Walking down Broadway he positively skipped at my side no trace of the stroke that half paralyzed him three years agoI came to understand the plot reference Politics is a dirty business and we should disabuse ourselves that it is dirtier now than then Burr definitely had a perspective not taught in schools at least not when I was in school For example Burr thought Washington not an especially good general and that he had a big butt He also did not think highly of Jefferson Vidal himself in the afterword says All in all I think rather highly of Jefferson than Burr does on the other hand Burr s passion for Jackson is not shared by me Although the novel s viewpoint must be Burr s the story told is history and not invention I was glad to read this latter that this is not inventionVidals prose is uite readable but I must admit this reads somewhere between fiction and nonfiction Some of Burr s memoirs are dense and even tedious in parts Politicians have such egos Chronologically this is the first in Vidal s Narratives of Empire series This was interesting enough that I want to read the others though I have no immediate plans to do so For historical interest this gets 4 stars but for readability it is like the top of my 3 star group not uite crossing that 4 star threshold

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Burr author Gore Vidal review ✓ 103 summary Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gore Vidal read & download Burr author Gore Vidal Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post World War II years With their broad canvas and large cast of fictional and historical characters the novels in this series present a panorama of the American political and imperial experience as interpreted by one of its most worldly k. Oh Gore Vidal I thought he was a hairdresser No that s Vidal Sassoon That sounds wrong Vidal Sassoon was a poet I think he drove an ambulance and collected arms and legs You re thinking of Siegfried Sassoon Actually I may have mixed him up with Wagner Didn t he marry someone called Siegfried Is that a woman s name in Germany Doesn t sound like one Oh yes I remember now Wagner was one of the top Nazis He was the guy who parachuted into England to assassinate Churchill but they caught him and he wrote operas in jail You sure about that Well you can google it Oh no I believe you I know you like reading about history READING ABOUT HISTORYEverybody pretty much loves Burr but I found my desire to know the real truth about the American Revolutionary period died a little bit on every page and I parachuted out of this big old book even before p 100 You can tell you ain t into it when you d rather wash the dishes by hand than pick it up again It was beginning to destroy my desire to read and that cannot be tolerated I m not sayin this is a bad novel nor nothing like that It wasn t bad it was just kind of blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Burr author Gore Vidal review ✓ 103 summary Þ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Gore Vidal read & download Burr author Gore Vidal Nowing and ironic observers Burr is a portrait of perhaps the most complex and misunderstood of the Founding Fathers In 1804 while serving as vice president Aaron Burr fought a duel with his political nemesis Alexander Hamilton and killed him In 1807 he was arrested tried and acuitted of treason In 1833 Burr is newly married an aging statesman c. Burr is the lead novel in Gore Vidal s seven book series on US history It s not the first book he wrote in the series but in terms of historical chronology everything begins right here If you ve never read Vidal there are other places you might want to begin Julian is a marvelous novel as is Messiah You can t really go wrong with Gore But if you re a fan of history and turned off by textbook drudgery and occasional misinformation Burr opens one writer s look at American history without all the usual hagiographic nonsense The founders are not all here but those whom Vidal uses in the narrative are treated as real humans in all their flaws and missteps This is history with a personality Not to mention Vidal is just a natural novelist a man of letters who writes effortlesslyThe other six books in order Lincoln acclaimed as the best novel in the series and Pres Lincoln is fully fleshed and a wonderful character 1876 Highlights the corruption of American politics with a stolen election at the center of the narrative Empire A titanic battle between Teddy Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst and the media s role in the creation of political legacy and of history Hollywood How the movies became tools for telling Americans how to think and what to do Washington DC The first novel written it concerns FDR s rise to American Caesar ship The Golden Age The late FDR years and the creation of the Cold War at the end of the 1940s

  • Paperback
  • 430
  • Burr author Gore Vidal
  • Gore Vidal
  • English
  • 15 January 2019
  • 9780375708732