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Duel with the devil : the true story of how Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr teamed up to take on America's first sensational murder mystery

by Collins, Paul, 1969- (Author)

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Acclaimed historian Paul Collins' remarkable true account of a stunning turn-of-the-19th century murder and the trial that ensued--a showdown in which iconic political rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr joined forces to make sure justice was done.-- Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • The victim. The great sickness ; A boardinghouse by candlelight ; The young Quaker ; The black veil ; The mystery in the meadow
  • The accused. Some person or persons as yet unknown ; The glooms of conscious night ; Whatever is boldly asserted ; A perfect monster ; The silent sleigh
  • The trial. The American phenomena ; By the hollow stair ; The color of a horse in the night ; Asleep, seemingly ; The devil's advocate
  • The verdict. Look upon the prisoner ; The catchpenny contrivance ; Every mark of a villain ; Duel at dawn ; A complicated evil.
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