Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow


New York Times Bestseller, and the concept for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ron Chernow offers a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, encouraged, scandalized, and formed the baby nation.

In the 1st full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in a long time, Ron Chernow tells the riveting tale of a guy who overcame all odds to form, encourage, and scandalize the infant the US. in keeping with historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a strong full-length portrait, for my part the easiest ever written, of the main awesome, charismatic and unsafe founding father of them all.”

Few figures in American background were extra hotly debated or extra grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography supplies Hamilton his due and units the checklist directly, deftly illustrating that the political and fiscal greatness of today’s the United States is the results of Hamilton’s numerous sacrifices to champion rules that have been frequently wildly disputed in the course of his time. “To repudiate his legacy,” Chernow writes, “is, in lots of methods, to repudiate the trendy world.” Chernow the following recounts Hamilton’s turbulent lifestyles: an illegitimate, mostly self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he got here out of nowhere to take the USA by way of typhoon, emerging to turn into George Washington’s aide-de-camp within the Continental military, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the financial institution of recent York, best the Federalist get together, and turning into the 1st Treasury Secretary of the United States.Historians have lengthy instructed the tale of America’s start because the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic beliefs over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow provides a wholly varied guy, whose mythical goals have been prompted no longer basically by way of self-interest yet by means of passionate patriotism and a obdurate will to construct the rules of yank prosperity and tool. His is a Hamilton way more human than we’ve encountered before—from his disgrace approximately his beginning to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with formative years neighbors to his immense feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his hugely public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his dependable spouse Eliza. and not sooner than has there been a extra bright account of Hamilton’s well-known and mysterious dying in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804.
Chernow’s biography is not only a portrait of Hamilton, however the tale of America’s start noticeable via its such a lot important determine. At a severe time to seem again to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the aim of our associations and our history as Americans.

“Nobody has captured Hamilton larger than Chernow” —The manhattan instances publication Review 

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