Alexander Hamilton

Author: Ron Chernow

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786690012

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 816

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ADAPTED INTO THE MAJOR AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL, HAMILTON. Opening in London in November 2017! Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate, largely 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. 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. The book was adapted into a hugely successful Broadway musical – winner of 11 Tony awards – which opens at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London in November 2017.
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Discovering Hamilton

New Discoveries in the Lives of Alexander Hamilton, His Family, Friends, and Colleagues, From Various Archives Around the World

Author: Michael E. Newton

Publisher: Eleftheria Publishing

ISBN: 0982604041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

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For over two centuries, Alexander Hamilton’s birth, youth, and family background have been shrouded in mystery. For the first time ever, Michael E. Newton has conducted a systematic examination of the primary source material to discover the truth about Alexander Hamilton’s early life. In the greatest and most significant collection of original Hamilton discoveries to be made in decades, Newton separates fact from fiction to create a new portrait of the tempestuous early years of America’s most remarkable and enigmatic Founding Father and the people that comprised his world. An icon in life and a legend in death, Alexander Hamilton continues to fascinate. Discovering Hamilton answers some of the most important and intriguing questions about Hamilton’s biography and introduces abundant new material about the lives of Alexander Hamilton, his family, friends, and colleagues.
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Eliza Hamilton

The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 1501166344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena’s Children comes a “vivid, compelling, and unputdownable new biography” (Christopher Andersen, #1 New York Times bestselling author) about the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America’s early days. Fans fell in love with Eliza Hamilton—Alexander Hamilton’s devoted wife—in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s phenomenal musical Hamilton. But they don’t know her full story. A strong pioneer woman, a loving sister, a caring mother, and in her later years, a generous philanthropist, Eliza had many sides—and this fascinating biography brings her multi-faceted personality to vivid life. This “expertly told story” (Publishers Weekly) follows Eliza through her early years in New York, into the ups and downs of her married life with Alexander, beyond the aftermath of his tragic murder, and finally to her involvement in many projects that cemented her legacy as one of the unsung heroes of our nation’s early days. This captivating account of the woman behind the famous man is perfect for fans of the works of Ron Chernow, Lisa McCubbin, and Nathaniel Philbrick.
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Washington

A Life

Author: Ron Chernow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101444185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 928

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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 Ron Chernow's new biography, Grant, will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017. “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 Yorker Lin-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.
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ALEXANDER HAMILTON - Summarized for Busy People

Based on the Book by Ron Chernow

Author: Goldmine Reads

Publisher: Goldmine Reads

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 79

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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Ron Chernow creates the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades. He shares the story of a man who faced all challenges in order to create and inspire newborn America. 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.” Of all the founding figures in American history, Alexander has been the most hotly debated and grossly misunderstood. Chernow’s biography sets the information straight in creating a picture of how Hamilton had countless sacrifices in order to make political, financial, and economic changes to achieve the greatness that America is today. Chernow shares the early life of Hamilton from an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, taking America by storm and rising to George Washington’s side in the Continental Army, founding the Bank of New York, and becoming the Treasury Secretary of the United States. It has been a longstanding view that America’s birth had been the triumph of Jefferson, but Chernow creates a whole new perspective from a man whose great vision was motivated not merely by self-interest but by a passion for patriotism and a stubborn will to create the foundations of American greatness. The biography by Chernow illustrates a more humanistic view of Hamilton—from his birth, intimate relationships, and feuds to his publicized affair to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. Never before had there been a more poignant and vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July 1804. Not only does the book provide a portrait of Hamilton and his life, but the story of the birth of America around the lives of its most central figures. Alexander Hamilton’s life reminds the readers of the purpose and vision behind the American heritage. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!
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