Aaron and Alexander : the most famous duel in American history

by Brown, Don, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2015
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Summary

The most famous duel in American history dramatized by leading nonfiction picture book illustrator, Don Brown.

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. For young patriots who may not yet know the shocking and tragic story, Aaron and Alexander captures the spirit of these two great men who so valiantly served their country and ultimately allowed their pride and ego to cause their demise.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It can be fairly challenging to effectively communicate the historical perspectives and evolving politics of the American Revolution to elementary-schoolers. It can be even more difficult to convey the nuances and personalities of major players. This picture-book dual biography does a thorough job of tracing the lives of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton and accentuating the many parallel aspects of their upbringings. Both were orphans, exceptional students, soldiers in the Revolutionary War, lawyers (who actually worked together on a successful case), and high-profile politicians. It was politics that drove them apart and led to the notorious duel that resulted in Hamilton's death. Brown wisely chooses to emphasize personal details that will interest young readers, accompanied by just enough background information and brief, judiciously chosen quotes. Detailed pencil and watercolor illustrations provide many opportunities to compare and contrast, often through two-page facing spreads. Pair this with Dennis Brindell Fradin's Duel! (2008) to introduce students to these two patriots and spark interest in more in-depth research.--McBroom, Kathleen Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a compact yet conversational narrative, Brown (Mack Made Movie) draws multiple parallels between statesmen Burr and Hamilton while highlighting the pointlessness of the duel that bound them. Both were orphaned at a young age, diligent students, short in stature (yet long on courage fighting in the Revolutionary War), and became lawyers in New York City. The cordiality between Burr and Hamilton ended when the two "found themselves in opposing political camps" as the new republic took shape. Brown's vagueness about their ideological differences leaves a blank that might perplex some readers, yet he makes their divergent political personas clear. Hotheaded Hamilton's smear campaign on crowd-pleaser Burr's character contributed to Burr's loss to Thomas Jefferson in the 1800 presidential election, and eventually led to the duel that cost Hamilton his life. Despite his relaxed storytelling, Brown's loose, minimally detailed watercolors convey the emotions that governed each man's personality, as well as the tumult of the nascent nation. Especially dramatic is a close-up image of both duelers pulling the trigger, with an almost audible "BANG!" appearing below each hand. Ages 5-7. Agent: Angela Miller, Miller Agency. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Hamilton, Alexander, -- 1757-1804 -- Juvenile literature.
Burr, Aaron, -- 1756-1836 -- Juvenile literature.
Hamilton, Alexander, -- 1757-1804.
Burr, Aaron, -- 1756-1836.
Burr-Hamilton Duel, Weehawken, N.J., 1804 -- Juvenile literature.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Burr-Hamilton Duel, Weehawken, N.J., 1804.
Statesmen -- United States.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First edition.
Audience Ages 5-9.
Elementary Grade.
Language English
Notes Subtitle from cover.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781596439986
159643998X
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