Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

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Title: Alexander Hamilton
Author: Ron Chernow
Category: History
Date: 4/26/2004
Lenguage: English
Publisher: unknown
Pages: unknown
ISBN10: 9780143034759

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Pulitzer Prize-winning creator Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, impressed, scandalized, and formed the new child nation. In the primary full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in many years, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a person who overcame all odds to form, encourage, and scandalize the new child America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a sturdy full-length portrait, in my opinion the very best ever written, of essentially the most sensible, charismatic and harmful founder of all of them.” Few figures in American historical past have been extra hotly debated or extra grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography offers Hamilton his due and units the report straight, deftly illustrating that the political and financial greatness of as we speak’s America is the results of Hamilton’s numerous sacrifices to champion concepts that had been usually wildly disputed throughout his time. “To repudiate his legacy,” Chernow writes, “is, in some ways, to repudiate the trendy world.” Chernow right here recounts Hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he got here out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to turn into George Washington’s aide-de-camp within the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, main the Federalist Party, and changing into the primary Treasury Secretary of the United States.Historians have lengthy instructed the story of America’s delivery because the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic beliefs over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents a wholly totally different man, whose legendary ambitions had been motivated not merely by self-interest however by passionate patriotism and a cussed will to construct the foundations of American prosperity and energy. His is a Hamilton much more human than we’ve encountered earlier than—from his disgrace about his delivery to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood associates to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his extremely public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal spouse Eliza. And by no means earlier than has there been a extra vivid account of Hamilton’s well-known and mysterious loss of life in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804. Chernow’s biography isn’t just a portrait of Hamilton, however the story of America’s delivery seen by its most central determine. At a essential time to look again to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the aim of our establishments and our heritage as Americans.

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