Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 1594200092 9781594200090
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From National Book Award winner Ron Chernow, a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation. Ron Chernow, whom the New York Timescalled as elegant an architect of monumental histories as weve seen in decades, now brings to startling life the man who was arguably the most important figure in American history, who never attained the presidency, but who had a far more lasting impact than many who did. An illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, Hamilton rose with stunning speed to become George Washingtons aide-de-camp, a member of the Constitutional Convention, coauthor of The Federalist Papers, leader of the Federalist party, and the countrys first Treasury secretary. With masterful storytelling skills, Chernow presents the whole sweep of Hamiltons turbulent life: his exotic, brutal upbringing; his brilliant military, legal, and financial exploits; his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, and Monroe; his illicit romances; and his famous death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July 1804. For the first time, Chernow captures the personal life of this handsome, witty, and perennially controversial genius and explores his poignant relations with his wife Eliza, their eight children, and numberless friends. This engrossing narrative will dispel forever the stereotype of the Founding Fathers as wooden figures and show that, for all their greatness, they were fiery, passionate, often flawed human beings. Alexander Hamilton was one of the seminal figures in our history. His richly dramatic saga, rendered in Chernows vivid prose, is nothing less than a riveting account of Americas founding, from the Revolutionary War to the rise of the first federal government.

Author: Ron Chernow

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 818

Publisher: The Penguin Press

Publication Date: 2004-04-26

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