Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

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In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow's biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today's America is the result of Hamilton's countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. Chernow's biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America's birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans.
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ISBN: 9781524708665
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Aug 16, 2017

Still cannot get used to the idea of Alexander Hamilton as Latino!

CircMary Jul 03, 2017

After listening to the musical soundtrack for a year and finally seeing the show in Chicago, I was ready to dive in to this 29-disc biography to find out what really happened. Much of what is in the show is spot-on. But the depth that Chernow goes in to especially fleshes out the lives of the other people in Hamilton's life and their motivations (or suspected motivations) for doing what they did. This glimpse into the early years of the experiment called the United States is well worth the time it takes.

Feb 06, 2017

Somewhat disappointed in the audio version, easier with the ebook because I can skip/skim. My interest was initially peaked due to the soundtrack of the Broadway production, which I do enjoy. Chernow is so detailed & drawn out I find myself trying to summarize Hamilton's life, the concepts & functions of government he put in place, all his accomplishments, etc. I am now trying to understand his personal life - not an easy task to sort with all the other details. Had the musical not brought Hamilton so forward, this might be just another dead, white guy, founding father.... I was somewhat acquainted with this man while reading The Whiskey Rebels, certainly a different perspective.


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