Fallen Founder by Nancy Isenberg: Fallen Founder by Nancy Isenberg is about the human feelings that he feels when he is departed with one of the best companion.The fall of the near and dear ones always leaves permanent impression on the soul and mind of the person. Nothing can replace him or console him like the departed one. Fallen Founder by Nancy Isenberg is about the fall of the dear friend who was the co partner of the writer in long struggle of life and who collectively laid foundation of the new beginning.
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The Aaron Burr we encounter in Isenberg’s eye-opening biography is a feminist, an Enlightenment figure on par with Jefferson, a patriot, and—most importantly—a guy with tremendous opponents in an era of violent political conflict. Fallen Founder is the definitive restoration of a character who ran afoul of history, revealing the brutal realities of eighteenth-century America. What a historical person in desperate need of a makeover.
Aaron Burr assassinated one of the country’s most important founders, lost numerous major elections, and is now largely forgotten. Burr has typically been portrayed as an afterthought to the lives and careers of others at an era when both popular and scholarly writers have taken a fresh look at most of the Founding Fathers. Burr is frequently mentioned in biographies of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, but his portrayal is generally negative. Burr’s literary ship has arrived, which is fortunate.
Fallen Founder by Nancy Isenberg
A beautiful depiction of Burr by Nancy Isenberg, a history professor at the University of Tulsa, is a gallant attempt to correct what she perceives as a historical mistake. Unfortunately, Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr’s clumsy writing style detracts from the book’s overall efficacy. Isenberg paints a vivid picture of the political climate at a period when the nation’s future well-being was far from certain. She’s a little too enthusiastic about Burr, describing him as “much more sincere, and considerably more enlightened” than he’s been given credit for. When she puts her literary pompoms away, though, we learn a lot about Burr.
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Isenberg, for example, labels Burr a feminist because he offered his daughter an education that was previously only available to boys, but he was also a womaniser whose affairs provided ammunition for his opponents. Burr had various major state and federal positions in politics, but he never rose to the top professions he coveted, such as president of the United States or governor of New York, due to his own actions and the influence of his political opponents. Burr served as Thomas Jefferson’s first vice president and was instrumental in ensuring Jefferson’s election to the President in 1800.
Fallen Founder by Nancy Isenberg
Burr was pulled from Jefferson’s second-term ticket after his political gaffes were perceived as a liability. Isenberg claims Jefferson stabbed Burr in the back while attempting to avoid leaving his fingerprints on the man oeuvre. “The president attempted to have it both ways,” she says, “looking distant while discreetly manipulating the strings.” Burr and Hamilton had been adversaries for a long time, but it was Hamilton’s propagation of allegations about Burr while he was vice president that set in motion the chain of events that culminated in their iconic duel, in which Hamilton was slain. Isenberg claims Hamilton orchestrated Burr’s political assassination over a ten-year period. Burr, she portrays, has chosen the high path and is not as vengeful or Machiavellian as his political competitor. Burr became a fugitive after the duel.
He was charged with treason in 1807 for his role in a scheme to split the newly acquired western regions from the US. Burr was acquitted, but he spent the rest of his life wandering about the United States and Europe, a melancholy figure who never seemed to find pleasure. Burr’s fascinating biography serves as a superb lens through which to see a challenging and pivotal period in American history. Fallen Founder is worth reading because of Isenberg’s historical insights. However, a more balanced approach combined with greater writing might have resulted in a more fascinating story.
About the Writer:
Nancy Isenberg is the author of Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in Biography and won the Oklahoma Book Award for best book in non-fiction. She is the co-author, with Andrew Burstein, of Madison and Jefferson. She is the T. Harry Williams Professor of American History at LSU. ISenberg was named to the 2016 Politico 50 list and received the Walter & Lillian Lowenfels Criticism Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. She splits her time between Baton Rouge and Charlottesville, Virginia.
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- Publisher : Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 29, 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 560 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0143113712
- ISBN-13 : 978-0143113713
- Item Weight : 1.08 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.51 x 1.27 x 8.45 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #135,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars 244 ratings