Bookmark and Share
American Experience: George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King DVD
$24.99
$19.99
American Experience: Dolley Madison DVD
$24.99
$19.99
American Experience: The Duel DVD
List Price: $24.99
Our Price: $19.99

Free Shipping on orders of $69 or more Details >
Item No.: AMTD601
Single DVD

Alexander Hamilton, was an impoverished immigrant from the West Indies. Aaron Burr was born into wealth and privilege in New England. Both rose to fame: one became a framer of the U.S. Constitution, the other a Revolutionary War veteran and financier. In 1804 they faced each other in a duel that changed the course of history.
More >
 
QUANTITY:   
AVAILABILITY: In Stock, leaves warehouse in 1 - 2 full bus. days Details >
 

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
PBSAmerican Experience: The Duel DVD
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 4 customers

Displaying reviews 1-4

Back to top

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Famous Names in a Famous Story

By Suzanne

from Morris, CT

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PBS American Experience: The Duel DVD:

BRIAN DENNEHY as the voice of Aaron Burr!! That alone should be enough to pique interest in this very informative and even-handed look at the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and Burr. LINDA HUNT narrates this hour-long film, and the actors are look-alikes of a sort. The action was somewhat limited: for Hamilton's West Indies childhood, all we see is a horseman trotting along a beach, gradually getting older and larger. But this definitely belongs in any American History buff's library.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Duels

By Avid reader

from Los Angeles

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PBS American Experience: The Duel DVD:

Excellent documentary leaving you wanting more but giving you a lot

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great video on misunderstood subject!

By K-Butt

from Santa Rosa, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about PBS American Experience: The Duel DVD:

Considering the rather short running time of this piece it is very good. The producers, writers and various historians were sympathetic to both Burr and Hamilton in terms of their characters, motives and life experiences. It is also enlightening regarding the many controversies of the Revolutionary/Founding Era.

We really do need to know more about Burr in particular because the bulk of his papers were lost while there are enormous amounts of information on Jefferson and Hamilton available. My only quibble is that a bit too much time was spent on the process of making dueling pistols which might have been spent on further fleshing out Hamilton & Burr.
Good job PBS!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Duel

By Blue Bonnet Blood

from Gainesville TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about PBS American Experience: The Duel DVD:

Must see! This reveals the persistent antagonistic relationship between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr which led to the death of the former and downfall of the latter. A whisper campaign between prideful political figures with opposing idealogies has a ring of contemporary familiarity. And Aaron Burr's words of remorse from his later life serve as lessons for us all -- that there is enough room in the world for diverse viewpoints. An excellent examination of two equally strong-willed and dynamic figures from America's nascent years.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Displaying reviews 1-4

Back to top