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Alexander Hamilton, American
Alexander Hamilton American
Author: Richard Brookhiser
Alexander Hamilton is one of the least understood, most important, and most impassioned and inspiring of the founding fathers. At last Hamilton has found a modern biographer who can bring him to full-blooded life; Richard Brookhiser. In these pages, Alexander Hamilton sheds his skewed image as the "bastard brat of a Scotch peddler," se...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780684863313
ISBN-10: 0684863316
Publication Date: 4/12/2000
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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With all the calls to investigate the fed, I had a curiosity about how it got started which obviously began with Hamilton. This book is broken into 10 short focal points from Hamilton's life trying to help the reader understand the inner turmoils that shaped the man throughout his life. It was intriguing to read about the partisan struggles and party machinations that had begun almost immediately following the election of our first president. In many ways it was very familiar even contemporary.

It was easy to read, but sometimes I felt like Mr. Brookhiser took for granted the reader's background knowledge so that in a few instances there were transitions of events which I felt like I missed something.

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