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Free read Alexander Hamilton Free download Alexander Hamilton æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 Amer. I heal all wounds but those which love hath made Inscription on an envelope to Eliza Hamilton from her husband Alexander I have read many political biographies in my 41 years but few better Chernow is able to walk that narrow tricky trail between scholarship and narrative storytelling without tripping over hagiography He presents the largeness and improbableness of Alexander Hamilton without leaving out Hamilton s excesses and flights of paranoia and inflexibility I think Chernow gets it right that If Washington was the father of the country and Madison the father of the Constitution then Alexander Hamilton was surely the father of the American government He was a man who was infused with genius and energy but also often tone deaf to the political realities of his time He was a man who knew government but was often ungovernable himself His talents built the frameworks that would later create both our nation s economic government and military capacity as well as the Federalist party however those same skills would also help to tear down the Federalist party because of Hamilton s inability to bend or just shut up Like those prophets that seem to gain strength and honor as the world shifts and slides into alignment with their oracle like vision the modern world seems able to identify and honor Hamilton because in many ways HE made it Chernow s biography paints the details of Hamilton s life with a vision of just how incredible a figure Hamilton was and how his talents often unsettled those around him Chernow also frames Hamilton around those important founding fathers that contributed to Hamilton s rise Washington fall Jefferson Madison Adams and death Burr while also showing how Alexander Hamilton also contributed to his own rise fall and death One of my favorite easter eggs from this tome was a remark Burr once made after shooting Alexander Hamilton Chernow relates that Only once did Burr betray any misgivings about killing Hamilton While reading the scene in Laurence Sterne s Tristram Shandy an amazing book which I recommend everyone read btw in which the tenderhearted Uncle Toby picks up a fly and delicately places it outside the window instead of killing it Burr is said to have remarked Had I read Sterne and Voltaire less I should have known the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me Anyway an amazing man is never really captured but this biography comes pretty closeFinally Chernow writes primarily about banking families and American biographiesChernow s Banking Dynasties1 Titan The Life of John D Rockefeller Sr 2 The House of Morgan An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance 3 The Warburgs The Twentieth Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family Chernow s American Political Biographies1 Alexander Hamilton 2 Washington A Life 3 Grant Upon reviewing my reviews I m convinced Chernow does slightly better at writing histories of individuals rather than families politics rather than finance However I should note I ve enjoyed ALL of his books and he s a master at his craft Saw Hamilton the Musical on July 12 so after Lin Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr left but before Daveed Diggs left and it was kinda amazing Buddhist Modernities years but few better Chernow is able to walk that narrow tricky trail between scholarship and narrative storytelling without tripping over hagiography He presents the largeness and improbableness of Alexander Hamilton without leaving out Hamilton s excesses and flights of paranoia and inflexibility I think Chernow gets it right that If Washington was the father of the country and Madison the father of the Constitution then Alexander Hamilton was surely the father of the American government He was a man who was infused with genius and energy but also often tone deaf to the political realities of his time He was a man who knew government but was often ungovernable himself His talents built the frameworks that would later create both our nation s economic government and military capacity as well as the Federalist party however those same skills would also help to tear down the Federalist party because of Hamilton s inability to bend or just shut up Like those prophets that seem to gain strength and honor as the world shifts and slides into alignment with their oracle like vision the modern world seems able to identify and honor Hamilton because in many ways HE made it Chernow s biography paints the details of Hamilton s life with a vision of just how incredible a figure Hamilton was and how his talents often unsettled those around him Chernow also frames Hamilton around those important founding fathers that contributed to Hamilton s rise Washington fall Jefferson Madison Adams and death Burr while also showing how Alexander Hamilton also contributed to his own rise fall and death One of my favorite easter eggs from this tome was a remark Burr once made after shooting Alexander Hamilton Chernow relates that Only once did Burr betray any misgivings about killing Hamilton While reading the scene in Laurence Sterne s Tristram Shandy an amazing book which I recommend everyone read btw in which the tenderhearted Uncle Toby picks up a fly and delicately places it outside the window instead of killing it Burr is said to have remarked Had I read Sterne and Voltaire less I should have known the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me Anyway an amazing man is never really captured but this biography comes pretty closeFinally Chernow writes primarily about banking families and American biographiesChernow s Banking Dynasties1 Titan The Life of John D Rockefeller Sr 2 The House of Morgan An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance 3 The Warburgs The Twentieth Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family Chernow s American Political Biographies1 Alexander Hamilton 2 Washington A Life 3 Grant Upon reviewing my reviews I m convinced Chernow does slightly better at writing histories of individuals rather than families politics rather than finance However I should note I ve enjoyed ALL of his books and he s a master at his craft Saw Hamilton the Musical on July 12 so after Lin Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr left but before Daveed Diggs left and it was kinda amazing

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Free read Alexander Hamilton Free download Alexander Hamilton æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 1804Chernow’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 America. Hamilton was not the master builder of the Constitution the laurels surely go to James Madison He was however its foremost interpreter starting with The Federalist and continuing with his Treasury tenure when he had to expound constitutional doctrines to accomplish his goals He lived in theory and practice every syllable of the Constitution For that reason historian Clinton Rossiter insisted that Hamilton s works and words have been conseuential than those of any other American in shaping the Constitution under which we live Alexander Hamilton Ron ChernowI figured it was now or never to read Ron Chernow s Alexander Hamilton I have tickets to see HAMILTON in October I want to be up to speed when I see it Coming in at 818 pages I thought I d need to allot six weeks for this monster I was wrong This book flew by I finished it in less than two weeks I had joked with a friend that 2019 would be my year of big books Little did I know how prophetic that remark would beWhat amazed me most about Alexander Hamilton was Chernow s writing style This did not read as a dry dusty political biography Instead I was swept up in the character of Hamilton and the events and people that took place not only in America s early history but in the world of Hamilton s youth This was one exciting read a real pot boiler Time to stop gushing and start writing a proper reviewOther than George Washington no other American leader was present at turning points in the early years of the United States than Alexander Hamilton He was a rarity among men an outstanding thinker as well as excellent government visionary and executive Ron Chernow puts forth that Hamilton was the foremost political figure in American history who never attained the presidency yet he probably had a deeper and lasting impact than many who didHamilton was born in the West Indies and spent his childhood there and on St Croix Though Hamilton never returned to the Caribbean and rarely spoke of his upbringing Chernow emphasizes how much he was haunted by the scenes of his youth especially the viciousness of slave society and the languid morals of the islandsDespite a childhood that would make Oliver Twists s look like a picture of happiness Hamilton found a way to rise and prosper In 1772 or early 1773 he sailed away from St Croix and into American historyThe book s focus is Hamilton s political life especially his role in establishing a national government As a political thinker his greatest achievement was The Federalist Papers written in defense of the proposed ConstitutionChernow balances his appraisal of Hamilton by showing his shortcomings as well Chernow makes clear Hamilton lacked self restraint He often made and kept mortal enemies Chernow brilliantly observes that Hamilton was at his best when under George Washington s authority and watchful eye Washington was the father Hamilton had been deprived of in lifeChernow concludes with the steps and missteps of Hamilton s later life down to the heartbreaking scene of his eldest son s death in a duel in defense of his father s honor and finally to Hamilton s own death at Vice President Burr s hands in their duel at Weehawken New Jersey in 1804With Chernow s biography Hamilton has been vindicated and his reputation restored It is Chernow s biography that served as the inspiration for Lin Manuel Miranda s Hamilton Together Chernow and Miranda have made Hamilton the hero of the founding fathers as he should be I also love how much attention Chernow paid to Eliza Hamilton who outlived her husband 50 years She impressed on her family a singular duty Justice shall be done to the memory of my Hamilton With this breathtaking biography Eliza Hamilton s prophecy has been fulfilled Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Compass) year of big books Little did I know how prophetic that remark would beWhat amazed me most about Alexander Hamilton was Chernow s writing style This did not read as a dry dusty political biography Instead I was swept up in the character of Hamilton and the events and people that took place not only in America s early history but in the world of Hamilton s Somebody Else Is On The Moon youth This was one exciting read a real pot boiler Time to stop gushing and start writing a proper reviewOther than George Washington no other American leader was present at turning points in the early Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide years of the United States than Alexander Hamilton He was a rarity among men an outstanding thinker as well as excellent government visionary and executive Ron Chernow puts forth that Hamilton was the foremost political figure in American history who never attained the presidency Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide yet he probably had a deeper and lasting impact than many who didHamilton was born in the West Indies and spent his childhood there and on St Croix Though Hamilton never returned to the Caribbean and rarely spoke of his upbringing Chernow emphasizes how much he was haunted by the scenes of his Operation Warboard youth especially the viciousness of slave society and the languid morals of the islandsDespite a childhood that would make Oliver Twists s look like a picture of happiness Hamilton found a way to rise and prosper In 1772 or early 1773 he sailed away from St Croix and into American historyThe book s focus is Hamilton s political life especially his role in establishing a national government As a political thinker his greatest achievement was The Federalist Papers written in defense of the proposed ConstitutionChernow balances his appraisal of Hamilton by showing his shortcomings as well Chernow makes clear Hamilton lacked self restraint He often made and kept mortal enemies Chernow brilliantly observes that Hamilton was at his best when under George Washington s authority and watchful eye Washington was the father Hamilton had been deprived of in lifeChernow concludes with the steps and missteps of Hamilton s later life down to the heartbreaking scene of his eldest son s death in a duel in defense of his father s honor and finally to Hamilton s own death at Vice President Burr s hands in their duel at Weehawken New Jersey in 1804With Chernow s biography Hamilton has been vindicated and his reputation restored It is Chernow s biography that served as the inspiration for Lin Manuel Miranda s Hamilton Together Chernow and Miranda have made Hamilton the hero of the founding fathers as he should be I also love how much attention Chernow paid to Eliza Hamilton who outlived her husband 50 The Exercise of Vital Powers years She impressed on her family a singular duty Justice shall be done to the memory of my Hamilton With this breathtaking biography Eliza Hamilton s prophecy has been fulfilled

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Free read Alexander Hamilton Free download Alexander Hamilton æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ica 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. Like a lot of people I ve been listening to the Hamilton musical album non stop and read this because it was the source of Lin Manuel Miranda s inspiration to create the brilliant Broadway show The idea that a dense biography of an American Founding Father who was probably best known to the general public as the guy on the the ten dollar bill and the subject of a pretty funny Got Milk commercial would someday lead to the creation of an incredibly popular musical that blends show tunes with hip hop is only a little less likely than the life of Alexander Hamilton himselfAnd if you re interested in reading a great account of the impact the show has on people I highly recommend this article that sportswriter Joe Posnanski wrote about taking his daughter to see itThe circumstances of Hamilton s birth on a Caribbean island as the illegitimate son of a divorced woman and a fortune seeking Scotsman were the first strike against him and things only got worse when his father abandoned him and his mother died As an orphan with no money and an embarrassing social status for the time young Alexander probably should have lived a short hard life and been forgotten by history However he also had a brilliant mind a talent for writing and an enormous appetite for work that was fueled by relentless ambition After a hurricane devastated his island Hamilton wrote an account of the tragedy so moving that a collection was taken up to send him to America to attend collegeHamilton arrived in New York just as the American Revolution was about to start and his talents landed him a pivotal position on George Washington s staff as well leading troops in the field and playing a key role during the Battle of Yorktown that essentially won the war Hamilton s role in the writing of The Federalist with James Madison and John Jay along with his political maneuvering was critical in getting the Constitution ratified HIs biggest contributions to the United States probably came from his bold actions as the first secretary of the treasury when he not only got the young nation on sound economic footing but also used money as a tool to link the fates of the freuently bickering states together as a way of achieving unity and promoting a strong federal government As Washington s most trusted advisor Hamilton was critical in shaping the future of the country he did so much to help createAll of this should have meant that Hamilton would be remembered as one of the most important figures in American history but he also made powerful enemies including Thomas Jefferson The struggle between those who believed power should reside in the federal government or with the states became a bitter fight in which Hamilton was the victim of relentless political attacks that slandered his reputation and made him a perpetual lightning rod of controversy The conflict would lead to the creation of the two party political system as well as a constant tug of war between factions about how much authority the American government should have that continues todayHamilton freuently didn t do himself any favors with his outspoken nature and his insecurities about his illegitimacy caused him to be hypersensitive to insults His basic cynicism and mistrust of people made him wary of popular trends and leaving the fate of America in the hands of the general public who he felt could be too easily swayed by a mob mentality and demagogues Geez where could he have gotten that idea This left him vulnerable to attacks by his enemies who smeared him as an elitist at best or a schemer plotting to return America to English control or set up an American monarchy at worst He badly hurt his own political party by feuding with President John Adams who became another enemy who would smear Hamilton long after his death Hamilton also had the distinction of being one of the first American politicians to be caught up in a sex scandal and his reaction to it by publishing a tell all memoir called The Reynolds Pamphlet was a miscalculation that severely damaged his public image Propaganda from his enemies and his own combative nature and thin skin hurt his standing during his life and limited his political prospects When his long and complex relationship with Aaron Burr ultimately led to Hamilton s death after their infamous duel his enemies would continue to slander his reputation while his widow Eliza would spend the rest of her life defending it and try to make sure his accomplishments weren t forgottenWhat Chernow has done with this sympathetic portrait of a brilliant but flawed man is illustrate how America owes so much to Hamilton s genius By detailing Hamilton s collaborations and battles with the other Founding Fathers it shows that they weren t saints with some glorious vision of what America should be They engaged in compromises and accepted contradictions in the interests of getting things done and they were consumed by the fears of all the ways the country could fail They were also just as capable of acting in short sighted mean spirited and despicable ways as any politician today Thomas Jefferson in particular comes across as a hypocritical sneaky jerkface that I would never vote for After reading this it s easy to understand how Hamilton the remarkable person inspired Hamilton the remarkable musical


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