Long-time history lover? Broadway musicals have you eager to know more? Newtownville Books welcomes all for this free event. The bestselling author of The Greatest Stories Never Told series RICK BEYER discusses the epic history of Hamilton and Burr’s illustrious and eccentric political careers and their fateful rivalry.
The famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr was the culmination of a story three decades in the making. Rivals unto Death vividly traces their rivalry back to the earliest days of the American Revolution, when Hamilton and Burr–both brilliant, restless, and barely twenty years old–elbowed their way onto the staff of General George Washington. The fast-moving account traces their intricate tug-of war, uncovering surprising details that led to their deadly encounter through battlefields, courtrooms, bedrooms, and the wildest presidential election in history, counting down the years to their fateful rendezvous on the dueling ground.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.