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You've seen the show, you've sung the songs, now read the full story of America's most misunderstood founding father.
'I was swept up by the story. I thought it 'out-Dickens' Dickens in the unlikeliness of this man's rise from his humble beginnings in Nevis in the Caribbean, to changing, helping shape our young nation. And it's uniquely an immigrant story and it's uniquely a story about writers ... It's an amazing biography' LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who overcame all the odds to become George Washington's
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You've seen the show, you've sung the songs, now read the full story of America's most misunderstood founding father.

'I was swept up by the story. I thought it 'out-Dickens' Dickens in the unlikeliness of this man's rise from his humble beginnings in Nevis in the Caribbean, to changing, helping shape our young nation. And it's uniquely an immigrant story and it's uniquely a story about writers ... It's an amazing biography' LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who overcame all the odds to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.

Few figures in American history are more controversial than Alexander Hamilton. In this masterful work, Chernow shows how the political and economic power of America today is the result of Hamilton's willingness to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. He charts his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Monroe and Burr; his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds; his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza; and the notorious duel with Aaron Burr that led to his death in July 1804.


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  • Verlag: Head of Zeus
  • Seitenzahl: 832
  • Erscheinungstermin: 01.08.2016
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781786690012
  • Artikelnr.: 45216769
Autorenporträt
Ron Chernow is the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Washington: A Life. Alexander Hamilton and Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr were both nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography. Chernow lives in New York.
Inhaltsangabe
Alexander HamiltonAuthor's Note Prologue: The Oldest Revolutionary War Widow One: The Castaways Two: Hurricane Three: The Collegian Four: The Pen and the Sword Five: The Little Lion Six: A Frenzy of Valor Seven: The Lovesick Colonel Eight: Glory Nine: Raging Billows Ten: A Grave, Silent, Strange Sort of Animal Eleven: Ghosts Twelve: August and Respectable Assembly Thirteen: Publius Fourteen: Putting the Machine in Motion Fifteen: Villainous Business Sixteen: Dr. Pangloss Seventeen: The First Town in America Eighteen: Of Avarice and Enterprise Nineteen: City of the Future Twenty: Corrupt Squadrons Twenty
One: Exposure Twenty
Two: Stabbed in the Dark Twenty
Three: Citizen Genet Twenty
Four: A Disagreeable Trade Twenty
Five: Seas of Blood Twenty
Six: The Wicked Insurgents of the West Twenty
Seven: Sugar Plums and Toys Twenty
Eight: Spare Cassius Twenty
Nine: The Man in the Glass Bubble Thirty: Flying Too Near the Sun Thirty
One: An Instrument of Hell Thirty
Two: Reign of Witches Thirty
Three: Works Godly and Ungodly Thirty
Four: In an Evil Hour Thirty
Five: Gusts of Passion Thirty
Six: In a Very Belligerent Humor Thirty
Seven: Deadlock Thirty
Eight: A World Full of Folly Thirty
Nine: Pamphlet Wars Forty: The Price of Truth Forty
One: A Despicable Opinion Forty
Two: Fatal Errand Forty
Three: The Melting Scene Epilogue: Eliza Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Selected Books, Pamphlets, and Dissertations Selected Articles Index

Author's Note
Prologue: The Oldest Revolutionary War Widow
One: The Castaways
Two: Hurricane
Three: The Collegian
Four: The Pen and the Sword
Five: The Little Lion
Six: A Frenzy of Valor
Seven: The Lovesick Colonel
Eight: Glory
Nine: Raging Billows
Ten: A Grave, Silent, Strange Sort of Animal
Eleven: Ghosts
Twelve: August and Respectable Assembly
Thirteen: Publius
Fourteen: Putting the Machine in Motion
Fifteen: Villainous Business
Sixteen: Dr. Pangloss
Seventeen: The First Town in America
Eighteen: Of Avarice and Enterprise
Nineteen: City of the Future
Twenty: Corrupt Squadrons
Twenty-One: Exposure
Twenty-Two: Stabbed in the Dark
Twenty-Three: Citizen Genet
Twenty-Four: A Disagreeable Trade
Twenty-Five: Seas of Blood
Twenty-Six: The Wicked Insurgents of the West
Twenty-Seven: Sugar Plums and Toys
Twenty-Eight: Spare Cassius
Twenty-Nine: The Man in the Glass Bubble
Thirty: Flying Too Nearthe Sun
Thirty-One: An Instrument of Hell
Thirty-Two: Reign of Witches
Thirty-Three: Works Godly and Ungodly
Thirty-Four: In an Evil Hour
Thirty-Five: Gusts of Passion
Thirty-Six: In a Very Belligerent Humor
Thirty-Seven: Deadlock
Thirty-Eight: A World Full of Folly
Thirty-Nine: Pamphlet Wars
Forty: The Price of Truth
Forty-One: A Despicable Opinion
Forty-Two: Fatal Errand
Forty-Three: The Melting Scene

Epilogue: Eliza
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Selected Books, Pamphlets, and Dissertations
Selected Articles
Index
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"...[N]obody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow..." The New York Times Book Review

"...[A] biography commensurate with Hamilton's character, as well as the full, complex context of his unflaggingly active life.... This is a fine work that captures Hamilton's life with judiciousness and verve." Publishers Weekly

"A splendid life of an enlightened reactionary and forgotten Founding Father. Literate and full of engaging historical asides. By far the best of the many lives of Hamilton now in print, and a model of the biographer s art." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

"A robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all." Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

"A brilliant historian has done it again! The thoroughness and integrity of Ron Chernow s research shines forth on every page of his Alexander Hamilton. He has created a vivid and compelling portrait of a remarkable man and at the same time he has made a monumental contribution to our understanding of the beginnings of the American Republic. Robert A. Caro, author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson

"Alexander Hamilton was one of the most brilliant men of his brilliant time, and one of the most fascinating figures in all of American history. His rocketing life-story is utterly amazing. His importance to the founding of the new nation, and thus to the whole course of American history, can hardly be overstated. And so Ron Chernow's new Hamilton could not be more welcome. This is grand-scale biography at its best thorough, insightful, consistently fair, and superbly written. It clears away more than a few shop-worn misconceptions about Hamilton, gives credit where credit is due, and is both clear-eyed and understanding about its very human subject. Its numerous portraits of the complex, often conflicting cast of characters are deft and telling. The whole life and times are here in a genuinely great book." David McCullough, author of John Adams

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