Alexander Hamilton (Hardback)
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Alexander Hamilton (Hardback)

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Hardback 832 Pages / Published: 10/08/2017
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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.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781786691309
Number of pages: 832
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This handsome new edition [is] an elegantly written, richly detailed account of Hamilton's tempestuous life' The Times.
'This acclaimed biography which inspired an award-winning musical, salvages the reputation of a Founding Father of the US ... a mammoth work of research that charted the course of Hamilton's dazzling career and the dark controversies that accompanied it' Guardian.
'Chernow's magnificent biography of Hamilton is out now ... and has gained fame for inspiring a musical' The Spectator.
'Gripping history, now turned into a hip-hop musical' Michael Gove in The Times: 'Our favourite reads of 2016'.
'Impressively thorough, superbly written and carefully researched' Wall Street Journal.
'A must-read. Ron Chernow's masterpiece' USA Today.
'By far the best of the many lives of Hamilton now in print, and a model of the biographer's art' Kirkus.
'Chernow charts his way through Hamilton's hectic life, and the tumultuous times in which he lived, with aplomb' Military History Monthly.
'That biography is incredible. It out-Dickenses Charles Dickens' Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Emma - Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird

“Everything the musical doesn't tell you”

I would never, ever have picked up a 700+ page biography of the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States if it weren't for Lin-Manuel Miranda. I never thought, after purchasing the book just to say I... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
7th October 2016
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“Hands down amazing!”

Purchased this book from my local Waterstones, returned home and haven't wanted to put it down since!
Having discovered Lin Manuel- Miranda's broadway production of Hamilton last year, I wanted to know more... More

Paperback edition
30th December 2016
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“I've just finished it and I can now add my name to the list of people who say that this great tome is: WORTH IT”

The drama of it all is definitely worth it alone. Not withstanding it's a story of huge importance in the history of America that (pre-musical) was largely unknown.
Such a tantalising flavour of the times.... More

Paperback edition
2 similar books recommended
11th December 2017
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