Alexander Hamilton, American

Alexander Hamilton, American by Richard Brookhiser 0684839199 9780684839196
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What he did for George Washington in Founding Father -- a tour de force... great style and wit...a minor classic (The New York Times Book Review) -- Richard Brookhiser now does for the face on the ten dollar bill. In these pages, Alexander Hamilton sheds his skewed image as the bastard brat of a Scotch peddler, sex scandal survivor, and notoriously doomed duelist with Aaron Burr; and, at last, emerges from Jeffersons shadow to rival him as the most crucial figure of their time.<P>Unique among the founding fathers, Hamilton was an impoverished immigrant when he first came to America at age 10. But he grasped the opportunities available and through hard work and will he rapidly rose, becoming a patriot, war hero, prominent lawyer, and author of two thirds of the Federalist papers. As Secretary of the Treasury he mapped a system of law and finance that still impacts us today. Brookhiser reveals both the passionate man and the brilliant leader, whose broad vision of the future helped shape America. With plans under way to commemorate this quintessential New Yorker and founder of the New York Evening Post, Brookhisers portrait of our

Author: Richard Brookhiser

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Free Press

Publication Date: 1999-03-10


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