Alexander Hamilton (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 29, 2005 - History - 832 pages
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Ron Chernow, the renowned author of Titan whom the New York Times has called “as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we’ve seen in decades,” vividly re-creates the whole sweep of Alexander Hamilton’s turbulent life—his exotic, brutal upbringing; his titanic feuds with celebrated rivals; his pivotal role in defining the shape of the federal government and the American economy; his shocking illicit romances; his enlightened abolitionism; and his famous death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July 1804. Drawing upon extensive, unparalleled research— including nearly fifty previously undiscovered essays highlighting Hamilton’s fiery journalism as well as his revealing missives to colleagues and friends—this biography of the extraordinarily gifted founding father who galvanized, inspired, and scandalized the newborn nation is the work by which all others will be measured.
  

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Well researched book. - Goodreads
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Not a quick read by any stretch but fascinating insight of one of our founding fathers. Well written and very detailed account of Hamilton's life and works Read full review

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Excellent chronicle of the life of one of my heroes! Detailed and well documented, all I look for in a bio. Read full review

Contents

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EPILOGUE
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Illustration Permissions
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Ron Chernow's first book, The House of Morgan, won the National Book Award and the Ambassador Award for the year's best study of American culture. His second book, The Warburgs, won the Eccles Prize as the Best Business Book of 1993 and was also selected by the American Library Association as one of that year's best nonfiction books. In reviewing his recent collection of essays, The Death of the Banker, The New York Times called the author "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades and chose the paperback original as one of the year's Notable Books.

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