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Alexander Hamilton / Ron Chernow.

Chernow, Ron. (Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1594200092
  • ISBN: 9781594200090
  • ISBN: 0143034758
  • ISBN: 9780143034759
  • Physical Description: 818 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
Publisher's description: Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America...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...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.
Subject: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.
Statesmen > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1783-1809.

Available copies

  • 64 of 68 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Thompson Schools. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Tourtellotte Memorial High School.

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