Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr


  • By Nancy Isenberg
  • Biography of Aaron Burr
  • Challenges popular opinions on Burr
  • Details his misunderstood and underappreciated character

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With Fallen Founder, Nancy Isenberg plumbs rare and obscure sources to shed new light on everyone’s favorite founding villain. The Aaron Burr whom we meet through Isenberg’s eye-opening biography is a feminist, an Enlightenment figure on par with Jefferson, a patriot, and—most importantly—a man with powerful enemies in an age of vitriolic political fighting. Revealing the gritty reality of eighteenth-century America, Fallen Founder is the authoritative restoration of a figure who ran afoul of history and a much-needed antidote to the hagiography of the revolutionary era.


Softcover, 560 pages.

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Shipping Weight 2 lbs
SKU: 17-8900