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Alexander Hamilton

By: Ron Chernow
Published: ©2004
Pages: 731 (818 with notes, bibliography, and index)
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | Presidents & Politics | Wars, American Revolution


Description: Ron Chernow 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; 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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