I am just about finished with this book a biography of Arron Burr. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the life and politics of our founding fathers. I have leaned much that is very surprising. Like: 1. In the 1790s in the wake of the French Revolution and following a successful slave revolt in Haiti, perhaps 1000's of slaves in the south were simply slaughtered in fear of a similar revolt. 2. There was talk of succession of the New England states in the early 1800s. 3. Many of the founding fathers were licentious drunks, exceptions would be G. Washington and J. Madison. 4. Burr felt that Washington had a knack for losing battles. Over all he was a poor General, but was able to hold things together long enough for the French to save our backsides. Once again this is a very good read for anyone interested in the men and women of the Revolution era.