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
$8.48Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (2004-04-26)
From National Book Award winner Ron Chernow comes a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.
$33.56Washington: A Life
A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical.Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods.Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography“Truly magnificent… [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography” –Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal“Superb… the best, most comprehensive, and most balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written.” –Gordon S. Wood, The New York Review of Books“A truly gripping biography of George Washington... I can’t recommend it highly enough—as history, as epic, and, not least, as entertainment. It’s as luxuriantly pleasurable as one of those great big sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels.” –Hendrik Hertzberg, The New YorkerLin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway musical Hamilton has sparked new interest in the Revolutionary War and the Founding Fathers. In addition to Alexander Hamilton, the production also features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, and many more.
$11.29Hamilton: 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.
$19.00Alexander Hamilton: The Biography
Alexander Hamilton: The BiographyAlexander Hamilton could easily have been a nobody. His birth as the illegitimate son of a Scottish merchant and a woman who had left her husband gave no clue he would one day be one of the most prominent leaders of a revolution, a new nation and a new political party. Yet, Hamilton rose from the lower social strata to become a social and political success.Alexander Hamilton was on his way to becoming one of the Founding Fathers of America at a time when he could just as easily have spent his days begging for coins; to be an orphan in those days often meant a life of deprivation and loss. Alexander was no stranger to loss, but there was something in the boy that set him apart from his peers. Not only was he a genius, but he also had a fierce commitment to honor that would shape his destiny.As America’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton wanted the new country to be faithful in paying its debts in order to improve its reputation in the world. Later, a scandalous love affair threatened to steal the dignity he had worked so hard to achieve. Yet, he still lived nobly for the rest of his days, ending his life in a deadly duel - one last salute to his guiding principle.Alexander Hamilton: The BiographyAlexander 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: Summary
You Need To Read This Book if you want to dive deeper into the world of Ron Chernow. Alexander Hamilton is perhaps the least well know Founding Father, but he had a huge impact on the development of the US. Instrumental in writing the Constitution, he also founded the central bank, designed the first US currency, and was a close advisor to George Washington. This entertaining biography tells the story of his rise from poverty in the Caribbean to his central role in creating a new country. Turned into a popular and award winning musical, Ron Chernow's biography gives us a close look at the life of a hugely talented and intelligent man. This summary will guide you through the book, offering: Detailed summaries of each chapter which: Lists important dates Provides condensed recounting of events Highlights important individuals and events Also included are brief biographies of important people. In them you'll find: Context for their lives before and after they enter the book. Discussions of how they effected not just Hamilton, but the US and its history. Disclaimer: This text serves as a companion and guide to the bestseller Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. It will help to broaden the reader's understanding of the book, and highlight insights that might otherwise be overlooked. As this is a companion volume, you'll want to have a copy of the actual book on hand before reading this.
$4.95Alexander 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.Summary and Analysis of Alexander Hamilton: Based on the Book by Ron Chernow
So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Alexander Hamilton tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Ron Chernow’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow includes: Historical contextChapter-by-chapter summariesDetailed timeline of key eventsImportant quotesFascinating triviaGlossary of termsSupporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow: Ron Chernow’s New York Times–bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton sets the record straight on the often-misunderstood founding father. Beginning with a thoroughly researched investigation of Hamilton’s controversial origins, the book takes an immersive look at the man who authored the Federalist Papers, fought in the Revolutionary War, crafted the nation’s financial system, and served as George Washington’s right-hand man before being killed in an infamous duel with Aaron Burr. More than a portrait of one man, Alexander Hamilton is the story of America’s birth—and the inspiration for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Broadway musical. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction. SUMMARY Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow: Analysis and Review a Book (Analysis and Review a Best Book)
Ron Chernow has made a name for himself as an award winning writer, biographer, journalist, and historian. He was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the American History Book Prize for his biography on George Washington, Washington: A Life, that same year. He has also won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for his 1990 book The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance, which covered four generations of the J.P. Morgan family. However he is most known for his exemplary biographies of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Alexander Hamilton, both of which were nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Chernow began his career as a freelance writer and over sixty of his pieces appeared in newspapers and magazines from 1973 to 1982. Though he briefly left the field in the 1980’s to serve as the Director of Financial Policy Studies at the Twentieth Century Fund, he returned to his writing, focusing on biographies in addition to writing for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In 2004, Chernow published Alexander Hamilton to widespread critical acclaim. In addition to being nominated for a National Books Critics Circle Award, it was named the winner of the first George Washington Book Prize for Early American History. It was adored by renowned book critics and maintained a spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for over three months. The biography was such a critical and financial success because Chernow was able to successfully weave Hamilton’s life into an engaging and fascinating story resembling a novel, which appealed to the general public in addition to historical scholars.