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Aaron Burr in Exile - A Pariah in Paris, 1810-1811 (Paperback) Loot Price: R677
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Aaron Burr in Exile - A Pariah in Paris, 1810-1811 (Paperback): Jane Merrill, John Endicott
Aaron Burr in Exile - A Pariah in Paris, 1810-1811 (Paperback): Jane Merrill, John Endicott

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Aaron Burr in Exile - A Pariah in Paris, 1810-1811 (Paperback)

Jane Merrill, John Endicott

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Aaron Burr - Revolutionary War hero, third vice president of the United States and a controversial figure of the early republic - was tried and acquitted of treason charges in 1807, and thereafter departed for self-imposed exile in Europe, his political career in ruins. Adrift in Paris for 15 months, he led a marginal existence on the run from creditors and the courts, getting by on handouts. While other Americans in Paris enjoyed official status that insulated them from life in the capital, Burr dreamed up fruitless schemes and pawned his possessions, yet remained in high spirits, enjoying Parisian theater and cafes. He shopped, flirted, paid for sex and associated with friends old and new while gathering the resolve to return to America. Burr's Paris journal is a rare item, with only 250 unexpurgated copies printed in 1903. In it he relates his fascinating stories and describes Parisian life at the height of Napoleon's power. Drawing on Burr's journal and other sources, this book provides a self-portrait of the down-and-out Founding Father abroad.

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Imprint: McFarland & Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2016
Authors: Jane Merrill • John Endicott
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 244
ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-9491-0
Barcode: 9780786494910
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LSN: 0-7864-9491-3

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