[KINDLE] ❀ Alexander Hamilton By Ron Chernow – Heartforum.co.uk An alternate cover edition can be found herePulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton the Founding Father who galvanized inspired scandalized and sh An alternate cover edition can be found herePulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton the Founding Father who galvanized inspired scandalized and shaped the newborn nationIn 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 hotly debated or 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 StatesHistorians 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 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 vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 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.
The House of Morgan An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction The House of Morgan traces the amazing history of four generations of the JP Morgan empire The New York Times Book Review wrote “As a portrait of finance politics and the world of avarice and ambition on Wall Street the book has the movement and tension of an epic novel It is uite simply a tour de force” Chernow continued his exploration of famous financial dynasties with his second book.
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- Alexander Hamilton
- Ron Chernow
- 05 November 2015 Ron Chernow