Bottom Line I think this book is written for lawyers. I was hoping for a lot more history and context of for Burr and there was very little. It is exactly what it says on the tin though and focused a lot on the trials, people, and legal precedents that came out of this trial. For me it doesn’t really explain the legal concepts and distinctions and assumes I may already know then. Although there are footnotes they are source citations and not explanatory.
The expectations are mine, could be a fine book for the legal side of things but I didn’t enjoy reading it very much. It reinforced my view of Jefferson as a conniving meddler getting others to do his dirty work but pretending to remain above it all.