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Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
Author: Ron Chernow
The riveting life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who overcame all the odds to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated than Alexander Hamilton. In this masterful work, Chernow s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781524774400
ISBN-10: 1524774405
Publication Date: 11/15/2016
Pages: 1,200
Edition: Lrg
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Publisher: Random House Large Print
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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One the of best biographies I have read, engaging as well as informative. The CD version is excellent as well. This book made me realize that politics were as partisan and obnoxious in the past as they are now. The only good thing about politics in this forum is that we get to know the historical figures who are living and breathing the politics really well and come to understand their motivations, whether or not we support them. I must say the most surprising thing that resulted from my read is that I am no longer a fan of Thomas Jefferson!!!

Highly recommended.
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A thorough and intersting chronicle of the times in early political America, especially the approach to financial matters. Perfect for this era where finances are so difficult.

The book humanizes what were, after all, real people in real times, minus today's technology. So, like rag-time, the pace is slower and more rythmical, but many of the ideas of their day remain true today.

Unlike the other reviewer, I remain a fan of TJ, and I am also a fan of my own ancestors, including Benjamin Rush.
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An outstanding biography of a man not well known by to many Americans.
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