The Trial of Aaron Burr

The summer of 1807 in the city of Richmond, Virginia, was host to one of histories most interesting trials in early American history. The star, defendant, 51-year-old Aaron Burr. The New Jersey native had just only recently served as the Vice President of Thomas Jefferson. Aaron Burr is most famously known in his participation in a duel that had left Alexander Hamilton dead. Burr now stood accused of one of the gravest crimes in American law: treason.

This book is a direct recount written by Joseph P. Brady, Clerk of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and what transpired during this trial. It’s interesting to get a take from someone that was there, however I’m not sure how partial the author really is in the matter.