Author : Ron Chernow
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2005-03-29
Total pages :832
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101200858

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 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 more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804. 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.

Author : Pam Pollack,Meg Belviso,Who HQ
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2017-08-22
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780399544286

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.

Author : Frederick Scott Oliver
Publisher :
Release :1921
Total pages :502
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : NYPL:33433082366984

Author : William Graham Sumner
Publisher :
Release :1890
Total pages :281
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : HARVARD:32044097910251

Author : Brenda Haugen
Publisher : Capstone
Release :2006-08
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0756510732

Profiles the life of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

Author : Lisa DeCarolis
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release :2002-12-15
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0823957357

Surveys the life of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father, later becoming the first Secretary of the Treasury.

Author : Alexander Hamilton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2018-04-03
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781684123520

The vital words of Alexander Hamilton, including essays, private correspondence, and public statements Alexander Hamilton is best known as the United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury and the author of the majority of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that outlined the basic concepts and premises of the U.S. Constitution. Since the founding of the nation, these essays have been used by the U.S. Supreme Court as an authoritative guide to the intentions of the Founding Fathers in cases involving constitutional interpretation. Included in this volume are five of the most important essays from The Federalist Papers, plus personal correspondence and public statements from across Hamilton’s career as a statesman.

Author : Alexander Hamilton
Publisher :
Release :2011-10-01
Total pages :210
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1258166836

Author : Aleine DeGraw
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
Release :2004
Total pages :32
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0823941019

Describes the life of Alexander Hamilton, including his role in the Revolutionary War.

Author : Douglas Ambrose,Robert W. T. Martin
Publisher : NYU Press
Release :2007-09-01
Total pages :300
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780814707241

Revolutionary War officer, co-author of the Federalist Papers, our first Treasury Secretary, Thomas Jefferson’s nemesis, and victim of a fatal duel with Aaron Burr: Alexander Hamilton has been the focus of debate from his day to ours. On the one hand, Hamilton was the quintessential Founding Father, playing a central role in every key debate and event in the Revolutionary and Early Republic eras. On the other hand, he has received far less popular and scholarly attention than his brethren. Who was he really and what is his legacy? Scholars have long disagreed. Was Hamilton a closet monarchist or a sincere republican? A victim of partisan politics or one of its most active promoters? A lackey for British interests or a foreign policy mastermind? The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton addresses these and other perennial questions. Leading Hamilton scholars, both historians and political scientists alike, present fresh evidence and new, sometimes competing, interpretations of the man, his thought, and the legacy he has had on America and the world.