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Virtual Date With History

Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Friday, July 3rd
7:00 PM Online via Zoom
Free Event but Registration Required


They faced-off in America’s most famous duel and star in Lin Manuel Miranda’s breakout Broadway musical Hamilton!, soon to come to the small screen. But what really prompted the sitting Vice President of the United and the former Treasury Secretary to settle their differences with guns blazing? Rick Beyer, author of Rivals Unto Death, explores the intricate thirty-year rivalry that led to their deadly encounter, following them through battlefields, courtrooms, bedrooms (!) and arguably the wildest presidential election in history — all the way to their day of destiny in Weehawken New Jersey.

Meet the Speaker: Rick Beyer is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He produced the acclaimed PBS documentary The Ghost Army  and is the co-author (with Elizabeth Sayles) of The Ghost Army of World War II. He lives with his wife Marilyn Rea Beyer in Chicago.