A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.”Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. “To repudiate his legacy,” Chernow writes, “is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.” Chernow here recounts Hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804.Chernow’s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America’s birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans.“Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow” —The New York Times Book Review
$11.00Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father-: The Real Story of his life, his loves, and his death
Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father is the story of one of America’s great founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. The book is a detailed account of this very important but controversial figure in American history. The story is a “classic rags to riches” one and begins with his childhood in the British West Indies. Though his life is filled with tragedy and he is very poor, Hamilton manages to distinguish himself through his writing and his business skills. Eventually, he leaves the West Indies and immigrates to North America where he receives a first rate education. Later, he becomes a hero in the Revolutionary War and is appointed to be General George Washington’s right hand man. Because of his service to Washington, Hamilton becomes the Secretary of the Treasury when Washington is elected President. As a member of the new government, Hamilton makes significant contributions including setting up a banking system and a currency system which are still used today. He also plays a major role in the ratification of the United States Constitution. While Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father primarily focuses on Hamilton’s great contributions, it also presents his dark side. Though Hamilton married a wealthy woman and became a member of the aristocracy, he was also involved in a scandalous affair and ultimately died in a duel defending his honor.
$12.96Alexander Hamilton: The Complete Biography of a True Patriot and One of America's Most Remarkable Founding Fathers
The true, detailed, and complete biography of Alexander Hamilton; a remarkable Founding Father who inspired the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! Award-winning biographer Florian Hewitt delivers a riveting and unforgettable account of Alexander Hamilton, the visionary Founding Father who electrified a young nation in its formative years. With a mix of leadership, scandal, and political savvy, Hamilton forever left his mark on the United States of America. In this full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton, Florian Hewitt tells the spellbinding tale of a man who lead a newborn America through its earliest struggles, victories, and growing pains. Florian Hewitt’s Alexander Hamilton has been recognized as among the best biographies of Alexander Hamilton ever written and a text that will define Hamilton’s legacy in the modern era for generations to come. Perhaps no other figure throughout the history of America has been more frequently misunderstood or as politically polarizing as Alexander Hamilton. Florian Hewitt slavishly adheres to the facts of Hamilton’s life and forever sets out the true account of Alexander Hamilton, his political values, his economic convictions, and his lasting legacy as a proponent of ideas that were widely disputed in his time but have been largely vindicated by history. Florian Hewitt’s treatment of Alexander Hamilton is detailed and far-reaching, describing a life of uncertainty, instability, and improbability. Beginning his time on earth as an illegitimate orphan in the West Indies, Hamilton would go on to surprise everyone and surpass any conceivable expectation of his prospects in life. The trusted right-hand man of George Washington, the co-author of the pivotal Federalist Papers, and the founder of the Bank of New York, Hamilton would go on to lead the Federalist Party, and cement his place in American history as the country’s first Treasury Secretary. It is typical for American history to be taught as a victory of Jefferson’s democratic values over the stuffy aristocracy favored by Hamilton. Relentlessly focused on the facts, Hewitt crafts a biography of a man that shows an entirely different side of the story. Hamilton was motivated not by his own selfish interests but by a vision of a better, more powerful America with enduring prosperity for all. The real-life account of Hamilton that is set out here is a full and complete picture of a man who had his flaws and scandals, including his torrid affair with Maria Reynolds, but who was also deeply patriotic and willing to publicly clash with anyone in the name of crafting a better nation, from Jefferson, to Adams, to Madison, to Burr, Hamilton would shy away from no battle. Never has a more complete biography of Alexander Hamilton been published, and through Hewitt’s telling of his life, the reader can truly see the birth of what would become the world’s greatest superpower through the eyes of this remarkable Founding Father. At a time of greater polarization and political instability than the United States has seen in generations, Hewitt’s biography reminds contemporary readers of the function and wisdom of our public institutions, the values that have defined us as a nation, and what it truly means to be an American. Hewitt’s treatment of the life of Alexander Hamilton is exhilarating, informative, unforgettable, and second to none.
$11.49Alexander Hamilton: the Outsider
Award-winning biographer Jean Fritz brings one of America's favorite Founding Fathers to life! Most people know that Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr, and that his face is on the ten-dollar bill. But he was much more than that, and here acclaimed biographer Jean Fritz explores all facets of his life. Born in the West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an outsider. He fought in the Revolution and became Washington's most valuable aide-de-camp. He was there for the writing of the Constitution and became the first Secretary of the Treasury. Fritz's talent for bringing historical figures to life shines as she shares her fascination with this man of action who was honorable, ambitious, and fiercely loyal to his adopted country.
$3.49True Life: Alexander Hamilton (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers)
True Life: Alexander Hamilton offers an exciting nonfiction reader that builds critical reading skills while students are immersed in an engaging biography. This text is purposefully leveled to increase comprehension for different learner types. True Life: Alexander Hamilton features complex and rigorous content appropriate for middle school students. Aligned with state standards, this text connects with McREL, WIDA/TESOL standards and prepares students for college and career readiness.
'Alexander Hamilton' (1901), biography of the American Founding Father by Charles A. Conant. Alexander Hamilton was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation's financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and The New York Post newspaper. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration.
$5.30The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Learn more about the men who inspired Hamilton: The Musical in this fascinating look at the historical friends turned revolutionary rivals!In curiously parallel lives, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who attended college--one at Princeton, the other at Columbia--and studied law. Both were young staff officers under General George Washington, and both became war heroes. Politics beckoned them, and each served in the newly formed government of the fledgling nation. Why, then, did these two face each other at dawn in a duel that ended with death for one and harsh criticism for the other?Judith St. George's lively biography, told in alternating chapters, brings to life two complex men who played major roles in the formation of the United States.
$6.44Hamilton: The Revolution
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best MusicalLin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages--"since before this was even a show," according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.
$18.25Alexander Hamilton: A Life
From his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short life, left a huge legacy. Orphaned at thirteen and apprenticed in a counting house, Hamilton learned principles of business that helped him create the American financial system and invent the modern corporation. But first the staunch, intrepid Hamilton served in the American Revolution, acting as General Washington’s spymaster. Forging a successful legal career, Hamilton coauthored the Federalist Papers and plunged into politics. Irresistibly attractive, he was a man of many gifts, but he could be arrogant and at times a poor judge of character. In this meticulously researched, illuminating, and lively account, Willard Sterne Randall explores Hamilton’s life—his illegitimate birth, little-known military activities, political and diplomatic intrigues, and scandalous affairs—and its indelible impact on modern America.
$4.58Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography
Find out who lived and who died in the incredible story of the founding father who made America modern—and became the toast of Broadway. This richly illustrated biography portrays Alexander Hamilton’s fascinating life alongside his key contributions to American history, including his unsung role as an early abolitionist. An immigrant from the West Indies, he played a crucial part in the political, legal, and economic development of the new nation: He served as Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War; he helped establish the Constitution; he wrote most of The Federalist Papers; and he modernized America’s fledgling finances, among other notable achievements. Noted Hamilton scholar and chairman of the Museum of American Finance, Richard Sylla, brings the flesh-and-blood man—student, soldier, lawyer, political scientist, finance minister, and politician—to life and reveals captivating details of his private life as well as his infamous demise at the hands of Vice President Aaron Burr, expertly telling Hamilton’s incredible story like no other.Open the jacket to reveal a foldout map of New York City in 1776 by Henry Johnston and Joseph Bien. This rare antique map was the first to show all of Manhattan during the War of Independence.