Alexander Hamilton

ISBN-10: 0143034758
ISBN-13: 9780143034759
Edition: 2004
Authors: Ron Chernow
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 832
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Ron Chernow, the renowned author of Titanwhom the New York Timeshas called as elegant an architect of monumental histories as weve seen in decades, vividly re-creates the whole sweep of Alexander Hamiltons turbulent lifehis 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 Hamiltons fiery journalism as well as his revealing missives to colleagues and friendsthis 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.

Educated at Yale and Cambridge University in England, Ron Chernow is a biographer who specializes in hard-hitting exposes on historical business figures. Among Chernow's early accomplishments was his unmasking of corruption in Chinatown for New York magazine in 1973. In the book The House of Morgan, winner of the National Book Award in 1990, Chernow outlines the extraordinary path of J.P. Morgan's empire and its influence on the American banking industry. Chernow is also the author of Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, which chronicles the life and times of the richest man in the United States in the early 1900s. Chernow is regular guest on the National Public Radio programs Fresh Air with Terry Gross and All Things Considered.

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