David O. Stewart is author of American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America, which was released Oct. 25, 2011. His previous works are The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution and Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson.

A lawyer with Ropes & Gray, LLP in Washington, D.C., he has handled constitutional litigation for more than 25 years.

His website is www.davidostewart.com.

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