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Afternoon Book Club @ Polo Library

May 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Burr, Gore Vidal

Here is an extraordinary portrait of one of the most complicated—and misunderstood—figures among the Founding Fathers. In 1804, while serving as vice president, Aaron Burr fought a duel with his political nemesis, Alexander Hamilton, and killed him. In 1807, he was arrested, tried, and acquitted of treason. In 1833, Burr is newly married, an aging statesman considered a monster by many. But he is determined to tell his own story, and he chooses to confide in a young New York City journalist named Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler. Together, they explore both Burr’s past—and the continuing civic drama of their young nation.

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Date:
May 22
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Organizer

Polo Public Library
Phone:
815-946-2713
Email:
library@pololibrary.org
Website:
www.pololibrary.org

Venue

Polo Public Library
302 W Mason St
Polo, IL 61064 United States
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Phone:
815-946-2713
Website:
www.pololibrary.org