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Historic Hamilton-Burr Duel At Center Of New Book11:22

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On July 11, 1804, Aaron Burr, the sitting vice president, shot one of the nation's founding fathers in a duel. Burr and Alexander Hamilton had a longstanding personal dispute that ended in Hamilton's death.

A new book by John Sedgwick called "War of Two" retraces the root of the conflict, and uncovers a personal correspondence that Sedgwick's ancestor had with Hamilton before the fateful day. Sedgwick spoke with Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti on Radio Boston.


  • John Sedgwick, author of "War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation." He tweets @_JohnSedgwick.

This segment aired on November 26, 2015.

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