Alexander Hamilton


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Alexander Hamilton was 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 are more controversial. In this masterful work, Chernow shows how the political and economic power of America today is the result of Hamilton's willingness to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. He charts his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Adams, Madison, ...

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Marjorie D

Mar 18, 2016

Great Read

Ordered and received the book in a fraction of the time it will take me to read it. It's going to be good!


Jun 7, 2012

Definitive biography

This is the best bio of Hamilton now out. It is well researched and well written.

Gerald F R

Dec 30, 2010

The author's research and lay out was very good. His economic knowledge was lacking but overall I really could not put the book down

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