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David O. Stewart '67 publishes American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America.
This vivid biography portrays Aaron Burr, the third vice president, as a daring and perhaps deluded figure who shook the nation’s foundations in its earliest, most vulnerable decades.
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After practicing law for more than 25 years, David O. Stewart turned to writing history (though he still practices law). His first book, The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution, was a Washington Post bestseller and won the Washington Writing Award as Best Book of 2007. Two years later, Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy, was a Davis-Kidd Bestseller and was called “by all means the best account of this troubled episode” by Professor David Donald of Harvard. David’s latest work is American Emperor, Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America, an examination of Burr’s remarkable Western expedition, an undertaking that shook the nation’s foundations at a time when those foundations were none too solid. David also is president of the Washington Independent Review of Books, an online book review. To learn more about David's professional work, visit http://davidostewart.com.