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The Resource Duel with the Devil

Duel with the Devil

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Duel with the Devil
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Duel with the Devil
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Summary
The remarkable true story of a 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 served—from bestselling author of the Edgar finalist, Murder of the Century.In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic. Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. The two finest lawyers in New York, Burr and Hamilton were bitter rivals both in and out of the courtroom, and as the next election approached, their animosity reached a crescendo.But everything changed when a young Quaker woman, Elma Sands, was found dead in Burr's newly constructed Manhattan Well. The horrific crime quickly gripped the nation, and before long accusations settled on one of Elma's suitors: a handsome young carpenter named Levi Weeks. As the enraged city demanded a noose be draped around his neck, Week's only hope was to hire a legal dream team. And thus it was that New York's most bitter political rivals and greatest attorneys did the unthinkable—they teamed up.Our nation's longest running cold case, Duel with the Devil delivers the first substantial break in the case in over 200 years. At once an absorbing legal thriller and an expertly crafted portrait of the United States in the time of the Founding Fathers, Duel with the Devil is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction
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Collins, Paul
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • True Crime
  • Nonfiction
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Duel with the Devil
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OVERDRIVE:5d7d13be-3372-4116-977b-995773211e4b
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307956477
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optical disk
Label
Duel with the Devil
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5d7d13be-3372-4116-977b-995773211e4b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307956477
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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