June 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History

Don Brown. Roaring Brook.

Gr 3-5–Following the lives of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton from childhood to the duel that left Hamilton dead, Brown lays out the similarities and differences between the two men. Through muted yet expressive watercolors, spare yet elegant text, and a clever design that visually compares and contrasts the pair, Brown humanizes two Founding Fathers and illuminates a seemingly senseless act of violence.



  1. A great and efficient read with a powerful message, but why, why was the typo “President John Adam” overlooked.