Alexander Hamilton


  • Author : Ron Chernow
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781101200858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A 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. In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, 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 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. “Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow” —The New York Times Book Review Ron Chernow's new biography, Grant, will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017.

Who Was Alexander Hamilton?


  • Author : Pam Pollack,Meg Belviso,Who HQ
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-08-22
  • ISBN : 0399544283
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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


  • Author : Henry Cabot Lodge
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1882
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Selected Works of Alexander Hamilton


  • Author : Alexander Hamilton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • ISBN : 1684123526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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.

Quotations of Alexander Hamilton


  • Author : Alexander Hamilton
  • Publisher : Quote/Unquote
  • Release : 2017-07-25
  • ISBN : 9781557099396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A collection of quotations from one of the most famous Founding Fathers.

Alexander Hamilton


  • Author : Tatiana Ryckman
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2016-07-15
  • ISBN : 1502619342
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This Renaissance man and founding father helped build the United States into the great nation it is today. Students analyze Hamilton’s most influential texts, including the Federalist Papers, to better understand the foundational moments in United States history. Students will learn about Alexander Hamilton’s life, his role in the American Revolution, and the writings and policies he implemented that still affect Americans today.

Alexander Hamilton


  • Author : Alexander Hamilton
  • Publisher : MacMillan Publishing Company
  • Release : 1957
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Mind of Alexander Hamilton


  • Author : Alexander Hamilton
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1958
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Selections from his public and private writings.

Alexander Hamilton


  • Author : Brenda Haugen
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release : 2006-08
  • ISBN : 9780756510732
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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