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The Duel

By Gary Myers

For Teens

History

Recommended by: Donna

 

As a fan of both Lin-Manuel Miranda’s phenomenal Broadway hit HAMILTON, and the AMC TV series TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES, reading Judith St. George’s new book THE DUEL was inevitable for me. The chapters, organized by time periods in the men’s truly “parallel lives,” go back and forth between Hamilton and Burr from childhood to the historic duel. And as with many children’s historical works, the writing is boiled down to the essential facts. It was startling to learn how ugly politics were as far back as the Revolutionary period. This book is fabulous and recommended for elementary-school age through adults.

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