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ユーザー レビュー  - jonfaith - www.librarything.com

"Although Americans justify their self-interest in moral terms, their true interest is never itself moral. Yet, paradoxically, only Americans - a few, that is- ever try to be moral in politics ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - maryreinert - www.librarything.com

I read this after "1876" and had a bit more trouble following it although there were definitely signs of Vidal's great writing. Troubled times for the early founding fathers with very little agreement ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing

I read Burr many years ago and enjoyed the irreverent attitude Burr (and others) had towards the Founding Fathers. I recently decided to re-read this before reading the rest of Gore Vidal's Narratives ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

An interesting tale about one of American history's most conflicting figures. The stories and intrigues about Burr are almost too fantastical to believe, but a surprising amount of them are based on historical fact. レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - ehines - LibraryThing

Much like Vidal's Lincoln, his Burr is a compelling figure who puts a new twist on Americans' view of themselves. A very good new way to revisit a familiar story. レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - 5hrdrive - LibraryThing

Interesting look at an extraordinary, largely forgotten man. The parts of the book that are purportedly Aaron Burr's memoirs are extremely interesting, however the choice of using the character of Charles Schuyler as amanuensis is a curious one. If I ever reread this I will stick to the memoir. レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - NiteRead - LibraryThing

One of the most amusing historical fiction novels I have ever read. This (too short) book tells the story of Aaron Burr from the perspective of his illegitimate (this is where the fictional part comes ... レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Vidal writes great historical fiction and this is a great one for him. Character motivation makes for a wonderful focus. レビュー全文を読む

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ユーザー レビュー  - SimoneSimone - LibraryThing

Stuck with so many frauds...here is America's forgotten hero. レビュー全文を読む

Review: Burr: A Novel (Narratives of Empire)

ユーザー レビュー  - Erik Graff - Goodreads

I read Vidal's 1876 and Burr during the 1983/84 winter break from studies. These novels, as well as his other historical fictions set in the United States, are linked not only by their objective ... レビュー全文を読む


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