Nancy Isenberg is the author of Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in Biography and won the Oklahoma Book Award for best book in non-fiction. She is the co-author, with Andrew Burstein, of Madison and Jefferson. She is the T. Harry Williams Professor of American History at LSU and writes regularly for Salon.com.
Masterly and ambitious * New York Times (Notable Book of the Year)
A bracing surprise * Sunday Times *
A bracing reminder of the persistent contempt for the white underclass. * The Atlantic *
A gritty and sprawling assault on American mythmaking * Washington Post *
Are we supposed merely to laugh at the Spucklers? Or do we not secretly admire their backwoods morality and survivalism? It's one great measure of Isenberg's success that even after 450 detailed pages you keep looking for new examples and new questions... An important book. * The Herald *