Paperback ê Alexander Hamilton Epub í

Paperback  ê Alexander Hamilton Epub í An alternate cover edition can be found herePulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nationIn 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 According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is a robust full length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all Few figures in American history have been hotly debated or 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 To repudiate his legacy, Chernow writes, is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world Chernow here recounts Hamilton s turbulent life an illegitimate, largely self taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington s aide de camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United StatesHistorians have long told the story of America s birth as the triumph of Jefferson s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power His is a Hamilton far human than we ve encountered before from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza And never before has there been a vivid account of Hamilton s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 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


10 thoughts on “Alexander Hamilton

  1. Jon Jon says:

    It had a lot less hip hop than I was expecting, but I still really liked it.


  2. Ashley Marie Ashley Marie says:

    the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me BurrThis book is utterly exhaustive in its scope Dry and dull in a few places, exhilarating and taut and heartbreaking in others This feels like a life done justice, although I am also curious about the biography that Eliza started and her son finished after she was gone I lo


  3. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    I heal all wounds but those which love hath madeInscription on an envelope to Eliza Hamilton from her husband Alexander I have read many political biographies in my 41 years, but few better Chernow is able to walk that narrow, tricky trail between scholarship and narrative storytelling without tripping over hagiography He prese


  4. Sean Gibson Sean Gibson says:

    I ve been wracking my brains literally for months trying to figure out who I can compare Alexander Hamilton to on the modern politocelebrity scene or to whom I can compare him, if you douchey grammar wonks prefer.There are two reasons that process has taken months 1 I m currently operating with the mental processing power of an old Ra


  5. Kemper Kemper says:

    Like a lot of people I ve been listening to the Hamilton musical album non stop and read this because it was the source of Lin Manuel Miranda s inspiration to create the brilliant Broadway show The idea that a dense biography of an American Founding Father who was probably best known to the general public as the guy on the the ten dollar bil


  6. Jessica Jessica says:

    I have now read the Hamiltome I know that s what people call the book Lin Manuel Miranda wrote about the musical, but seriously, this thing could stop bullets I wouldn t have picked this book up if it weren t for the musical, and it wasn t exactly light reading, but I m glad that I did Before I did, I was kinda sure that Hamilton was the guy who wa


  7. Kenny Kenny says:

    Hamilton was not the master builder of the Constitution the laurels surely go to James Madison He was, however, its foremost interpreter, starting with The Federalist and continuing with his Treasury tenure, when he had to expound constitutional doctrines to accomplish his goals He lived, in theory and practice, every syllable of the Constitution For that


  8. Brina Brina says:

    Alexander Hamilton The musical has brought much publicity to this early founding father I have never seen the musical before, but a few Goodreads friends whose reviews I trust recently read this biography I had been following their discussions in the nonfiction book club, but still wasn t sure I am in the Doris Kearns Goodwin historian camp and had never read Ro


  9. Trudi Trudi says:

    If they break this Union, they will break my heart Alexander Hamilton If anybody had told me a year ago that I would be delving into an 800 page biography on arguably America s least known Founding Father, first Secretary of the Treasury and he of ten dollar bill fame, I would have said they were crazy But like so many people who will read this book in the coming years


  10. Nicole~ Nicole~ says:

    4.5 5 stars How does a bastard orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgottenspot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar The ten dollar founding father without a father got a lot further by working a lot harder, by being a lot smarter, by being a self starter, by fourteen, they placed him in ch


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