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characters Alexander Hamilton ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Ron Chernow characters Alexander Hamilton 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. It had a lot less hip hop than I was expecting but I still really liked it

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characters Alexander Hamilton ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Ron Chernow characters Alexander Hamilton 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 Racso and the Rats of NIMH 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 Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Compass) 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 Somebody Else Is On The Moon 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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characters Alexander Hamilton ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Ron Chernow characters Alexander Hamilton 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. Alexander Hamilton The musical has brought much publicity to this early founding father I have never seen the musical before but a few Goodreads friends whose reviews I trust recently read this biography I had been following their discussions in the nonfiction book club but still wasn t sure I am in the Doris Kearns Goodwin historian camp and had never read Ron Chernow before What finally pushed me to read this book is that a Chicago Cubs player posted that it took him eighteen months but he finally finished I was sold With much being written about Hamilton his is what I took away from this award winning biography Hamilton was the first rags to riches immigrant who embodied the American dream and achieved lofty goals from being Washington s advisor to the first secretary of the treasury of the United States Hamilton s vision for the future of the United States his national bank national debt and repayments enhancing the British model of government on American soil a model for an industrial society that would establish the United States as a key world player the preservation of the Constitution for as long as possible and prevention of secession by any section of the country Federalists vs Republicans and how divided the government was at the country s founding based on their views of agrarian vs industrial society distrust of banks supporting England vs France the country being centered in the north or south and seeing presidents Adams Jefferson Madison and Monroe in a completely different light than the one placed on a pedestal in school books Hamilton and his wife Eliza as champions for the welfare of abused women and orphans and Eliza and her children preserving her husband s memory as the oldest American widow during the 19th century she never remarried in fifty years Hamilton was a love story between him and Eliza and between him and America It was deeply researched and had all the elements of a uality written history book that read like a story I finished the last third in a day I finally took the plunge and read a Chernow biography and am glad that I did and I have a feeling that it won t be my last This was such a compelling book about a compelling man and will most likely be in my top five nonfiction books for this year 5 full stars


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    Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Ron Chernow Ron Chernow Å 5 characters PDF/EPUB Alexander Hamilton 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 hagiog

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    PDF/EPUB Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Å 5 characters Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Ron Chernow I’ve been wracking my brains literally for months trying to figure out who I can compare Alexander Hamilton to on the modern politocelebrity scene or “to whom I can compare” him if you douchey grammar wonks preferThere are two reasons that process has taken months 1 I’m currently operating with the mental processing power of an old Radio Shack TRS 80 on the plus side I guess that means I can run awesome software like Mavis Beacon

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    characters Alexander Hamilton PDF/EPUB Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Å 5 characters “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 syllabl

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    Ron Chernow Å 5 characters Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Ron Chernow PDF/EPUB Alexander Hamilton If they break this Union they will break my heartAlexander Hamilton If anybody had told me a year ago that I would be delving into an 800 page biography on arguably America's least known Founding Father first Secretary of the Treasury and he of ten dollar bill fame I would have said they were crazy But like so many peopl

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    Ron Chernow Å 5 characters PDF/EPUB Alexander Hamilton 455 stars How does a bastard orphan son of a whore and a Scotsman dropped in the middle of a forgottenspot in the Caribbean by providence impoverished in sualor grow up to be a hero and a scholar? The ten dollar founding father without a father got a lot further by working a lot harder by being a lot smarter by being a sel

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