Library of Congress

National Book Festival

“I write about episodes in our history that I need to make sense of, episodes that are not well understood and also are centrally important to America’s development as a nation.” So says David O. Stewart, author of the recent “American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America” (Simon & Schuster). After practicing law for more than 25 years, David O. Stewart turned to writing history (though he still practices law). He is also president of the Washington Independent Review of Books, an online publication.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

David O. Stewart

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