Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow...the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me. -Burr
This book is utterly exhaustive in its scope. Dry and dull in a few places, exhilarating and taut and heartbreaking in others. This feels like a life done justice, although I am also curious about the biography that Eliza started and her son finished after she was gone. I loved the framing with Eliza in the prologue and epilogue. Loved piecing together where the book and musical met, loved the bits where they diverged. Loved stumbling upon the actual historical lines from letters and writings that made it into the musicals brilliant score. Shout out to Scott Brick for bringing this book to life for my ears the way few could.
I am so tired. It is so long. I want to see Hamilton. -Eliza
42 Rhapsodic Facts About Hamilton: An American Musical
Alexander Hamilton came from humble beginnings, but eventually became one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the first Secretary of the Treasury. While he never became President, he was an incredibly influential figure in the formation of America and an indelible part of its history. Eventually, Lavine had her locked up in prison for adultery. Instead she fled to St. Kitts, where she lived with a Scottish trader named James Hamilton.
Before , it was common to hear that Alexander Hamilton was, by far, the most undervalued of all the American Founding Fathers.
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Croix to seek his fortune elsewhere. Even as an orphan immigrant, Hamilton found a home in New York. When the new U. Underneath these silly city names, the connection between Hamilton and New York was real. After a young adulthood full of globe-trotting and fighting in the Continental Army, Hamilton finally found a home in New York. The sight of the growing city apparently touched something in Hamilton, for he pointed out the beauties of the scenery and spoke of the future greatness of the city. The two may have been even closer than friends, however.
He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U. Take a look below for 30 more awesome and interesting facts about Alexander Hamilton. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration. His vision included a strong central government led by a vigorous executive branch, a strong commercial economy, with a national bank and support for manufacturing, plus a strong military. Thomas Jefferson was his leading opponent, arguing for agrarianism and smaller government.