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Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow

Alexander Hamilton By Ron Chernow

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow


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The biography of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, which became the basis for the hugely successful Broadway show Hamilton.

Alexander Hamilton Summary

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

You've seen the show, you've sung the songs, now read the full story of America's most misunderstood founding father.

'I was swept up by the story. I thought it 'out-Dickens' Dickens in the unlikeliness of this man's rise from his humble beginnings in Nevis in the Caribbean, to changing, helping shape our young nation. And it's uniquely an immigrant story and it's uniquely a story about writers ... It's an amazing biography' LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who overcame all the odds to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.

Few figures in American history are more controversial than Alexander Hamilton. In this masterful work, Chernow shows how the political and economic power of America today is the result of Hamilton's willingness to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. He charts his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Monroe and Burr; his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds; his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza; and the notorious duel with Aaron Burr that led to his death in July 1804.

Alexander Hamilton Reviews

'A mammoth work of research that charted the course of Hamilton's dazzling career and the dark controversies that accompanied it' * Guardian *
'A magnificent biography' * Spectator *
'An elegantly written, richly detailed account of Hamilton's tempestuous life' * The Times *
'Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow' * New York Times Book Review *
'Chernow charts his way through Hamilton's hectic life, and the tumultuous times in which he lived, with aplomb' * Military History Monthly *
'That biography is incredible. It out-Dickenses Charles Dickens' -- Lin-Manuel Miranda
'A brilliant recreation of the society and culture of the time: thoughtful and playful, moving and powerful' -- Michael Gove

About Ron Chernow

Ron Chernow is the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Washington: A Life. Alexander Hamilton and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr were both nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography. Chernow lives in New York.

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GOR010799602
9781800244399
1800244398
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Head of Zeus
2020-08-06
832
N/A
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