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The following is a review of this book Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Duel, by Anna Erskine Crouse and Russel Crouse. The authors portray Hamilton and Burr's lives from childhood to the guys who provided much influence in the usa and in its infancy. From the reading, the two guys live separate lives though, unknowingly they run parallel with one another. Their desire for schooling, military careers, and participation with the authorities; most of which come into a clashing end known as the most famous duel in American history. Alexander Hamilton is born in the Caribbean to a middle working class family. His interest in mathematics and stunning ability to perform calculations appear to the individuals about him at an early age. In 1773, he leaves his home in St. Croix after the death of his mom and journeys to America seeking higher education. Hamilton's intentions would be to attend Princeton University, although his proposal to the university of permitting him "to advance from class to class as much rapidity as his exertions would enable him" (27) have been refused. This barrier doesn't stop him and in 1774 begins courses at King's College in New York, now Columbia University. Aaron Burr is created in New Jersey into a well respected family. His dad was a graduate of Yale and was the next president at the College of New Jersey. From age two, Burr's grandfather, grandmother, father, and mother have all died from disease and that he falls under the attention of his uncle, Timothy Edwards. The book depicts Burr having a strong personality, always challenging his uncle. This behavior looks later and affects decisions made in lifestyle. Discontent, Burr determines that he wants to leave his Uncle's hands and in order to accomp...