David O. Stewart

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After practicing law for many years, David O. Stewart began to write history, too. His first book, The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution, was a Washington Post bestseller and won the Washington Writing Award as Best Book of 2007. Two years later, Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy, was a Davis-Kidd Bestseller and was called “by all means the best account of this troubled episode” by Professor David Donald of Harvard. David’s latest work is American Emperor, Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America, an examination of Burr’s Western expedition, an undertaking that shook the nation’s foundations at a time when those foundations were none too solid. His debut novel, The Lincoln Deception, an historical mystery about the John Wilkes Booth Conspiracy, will be released in late August 2013. David also is president of the Washington Independent Review of Books, an online book review.

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Spring 2012

Aaron Burr's 1807 trial challenged the Constitution