Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton


  • Release: 2005-03-29
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 832 page
  • ISBN: 9781101200858
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The #1 New York Times bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation. "Grand-scale biography at its best—thorough, insightful, consistently fair, and superbly written...A genuinely great book." —David McCullough “A robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all." - Joseph Ellis 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. “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 States.Historians 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 more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationship

Who Was Alexander Hamilton

Who Was Alexander Hamilton


  • Release: 2017-08-22
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 112 page
  • ISBN: 9780399544286
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Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical. Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American Colonies and studied to become a lawyer. He joined a local militia during the American Revolution, rose to the rank of Major General, and became the chief aide to General George Washington. After the war, he became the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He founded the Bank of New York and The New York Post newspaper. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and is also celebrated as a co-author of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that are still used today to interpret the U.S. Constitution. The end of his life became a national scandal when he was shot and killed in a duel with then-Vice President Aaron Burr.

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton


  • Release: 2004
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 818 page
  • ISBN: 1429531215
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Publisher's description: In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner 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 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. "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 States. Historians 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 more 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

WORKS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON CO

WORKS OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON CO


  • Release: 2016-08-26
  • Publisher: Wentworth Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 648 page
  • ISBN: 1363608630
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Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton


  • Release: 2006-08
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 112 page
  • ISBN: 0756510732
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Profiles the life of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

The Real Alexander Hamilton

The Real Alexander Hamilton


  • Release: 2019-02
  • Publisher: Compass Point Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 64 page
  • ISBN: 9780756561284
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"These days it seems everyone is signing the praises of Alexander Hamilton, but what's the all the fuss about? After all, Hamilton was never a president, nor was he a beloved figure in his time. After rising from humble origins, he won powerful friends and made powerful enemies during his life, which ended in his infamous duel with Aaron Burr. Still, the United States is indebted to Hamilton for his actions as the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, when his leadership set the new nation on a course toward prosperity and economic power."--Provided by publisher.

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton


  • Release: 2020
  • Publisher: Lerner Publications (Tm)
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 48 page
  • ISBN: 9781541577480
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"A founder of the country turned cultural phenomenon, Alexander Hamilton helped create American democracy. Follow his story as an orphaned immigrant to successful statesman."--