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Category: Biography & Autobiography / Historical/Biography & Autobiography / Political/History / United States / General/
Release Date: 05/09/2007
Age Range: 18-UP
Synopsis: Ron Chernow, the renowned author of Titan whom the New York Times has called "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades," vividly re-creates the whole sweep of Alexander Hamilton's turbulent life-his exotic, brutal upbringing; his titanic feuds with celebrated rivals; his pivotal role in defining the shape of the federal government and the American economy; his shocking illicit romances; his enlightened abolitionism; and his famous death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July 1804. Drawing upon extensive, unparalleled research- including nearly fifty previously undiscovered essays highlighting Hamilton's fiery journalism as well as his revealing missives to colleagues and friends-this biography of the extraordinarily gifted founding father who galvanized, inspired, and scandalized the newborn nation is the work by which all others will be measured.
Awards: American Library Association Notable Books – null George Washington Book Prize – null Los Angeles Times Book Prizes – null New York Times Editors Choice – null New York Times Notable Books of the Year – null
Format: eBook - EPUB