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Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton
  • Author : Ron Chernow
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781101200858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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 Ron Chernow's new biography, Grant, will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017.

Selected Works of Alexander Hamilton

Selected Works of Alexander Hamilton
  • Author : Alexander Hamilton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • ISBN : 1684123526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The vital words of Alexander Hamilton, including essays, private correspondence, and public statements Alexander Hamilton is best known as the United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury and the author of the majority of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that outlined the basic concepts and premises of the U.S. Constitution. Since the founding of the nation, these essays have been used by the U.S. Supreme Court as an authoritative guide to the intentions of the Founding Fathers in cases involving constitutional interpretation. Included in this volume are five of the most important essays from The Federalist Papers, plus personal correspondence and public statements from across Hamilton’s career as a statesman.

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton
  • Author : Brenda Haugen
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release : 2006-08
  • ISBN : 9780756510732
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Profiles the life of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

The Works of Alexander Hamilton

The Works of Alexander Hamilton
  • Author : Alexander Hamilton
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1904
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Added title pages, engraved."The collector's Federal edition of the Works of Alexander Hamilton is limited to six hundred signed and numbered sets."First edition (500 copies) in 9 vols., published 1885-86. "Bibliography of the 'Federalist'": v. 11, p. xxxi-xl.

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton
  • Author : Lisa DeCarolis
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 2002-12-15
  • ISBN : 9780823957354
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Surveys the life of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father, later becoming the first Secretary of the Treasury.

Alexander Hamilton: Wit and Wisdom

Alexander Hamilton: Wit and Wisdom
  • Author : Alexander Hamilton
  • Publisher : Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
  • Release : 2018-08-01
  • ISBN : 1441325670
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Discover America's most acerbic founding father in his own words! This handsome little volume offers a collection of insights, witticisms, declarations, and sentiments penned by Alexander Hamilton throughout his life. From arguments in favor of the U. S. Constitution, to wartime correspondence with his wife Elizabeth, this little volume offers a glimpse into Hamilton's perspectives on the issues, events, and people who defined his life as well as the founding of America. Get acquainted with Hamilton, the writer; Hamilton, the man; and discover Hamilton's thoughts on Human Nature, Government, and Life. Includes full-color images.

The Papers of Alexander Hamilton

The Papers of Alexander Hamilton
  • Author : Alexander Hamilton,Harold C. Syrett
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 1962
  • ISBN : 9780231089036
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This book explores the puzzling phenomenon of new veiling practices among lower middle class women in Cairo, Egypt. Although these women are part of a modernizing middle class, they also voluntarily adopt a traditional symbol of female subordination. How can this paradox be explained? An explanation emerges which reconceptualizes what appears to be reactionary behavior as a new style of political struggle--as accommodating protest. These women, most of them clerical workers in the large government bureaucracy, are ambivalent about working outside the home, considering it a change which brings new burdens as well as some important benefits. At the same time they realize that leaving home and family is creating an intolerable situation of the erosion of their social status and the loss of their traditional identity. The new veiling expresses women's protest against this. MacLeod argues that the symbolism of the new veiling emerges from this tense subcultural dilemma, involving elements of both resistance and acquiescence.

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton
  • Author : Tatiana Ryckman
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2016-07-15
  • ISBN : 1502619342
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This Renaissance man and founding father helped build the United States into the great nation it is today. Students analyze Hamilton’s most influential texts, including the Federalist Papers, to better understand the foundational moments in United States history. Students will learn about Alexander Hamilton’s life, his role in the American Revolution, and the writings and policies he implemented that still affect Americans today.