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What did Alexander Hamilton ever do besides get shot in a duel by Aaron Burr When it comes to the American government, the answer is practically everything Born in the West Indies, Hamilton was the illegitimate child of a Scottish nobleman who lost a fortune in sugar plantations Orphaned as a teenager, he came to America in search of an education, a home, and the war that would at last bring him fame and honor As George Washington s most trusted aide, Hamilton helped to win the American Revolution but after the war, his enemies lost no time accusing him of trying to sell his country back to the British He was the most powerful member of Washington s presidential cabinet so why did Adams and Jefferson hate him so much In this book, you will learn how the author of the Federalist Papers and the first Secretary of the Treasury nearly ruined his career by fighting duels, seducing women, and getting involved in America s first sex scandal The duel that killed Alexander Hamilton is the most famous duel in American history, but you ll have to come up with your own answer to its greatest mystery who shot first, Hamilton or Burr...

Title : Alexander Hamilton: First Architect Of The American Government
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ISBN : 1535314397
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform July 15, 2016
Number of Pages : 242 pages
File Size : 660 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Alexander Hamilton: First Architect Of The American Government Reviews

  • Michael H. Graff
    2019-04-15 20:01

    I enjoyed the opportunity to gain greater insight into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. I particularly appreciated the use of quotations from original documents that supported the author's narrative. This book also provided an intimate look into the culture of the period and the competitive alliances and interactions of our founding fathers.

  • Kris Vee
    2019-04-07 18:10

    What an interesting book . I kept thinking "why wasn't I taught this way?" The book was thorough and provided background to keep things in chronological order. It was the personal story that was heart warming and made for a page turner. An amazing man who the reader becomes intimate with as the story unfolds. Strong engaging. So glad I read this book. Now to see the Broadway play!

  • Ruthanne Taylor
    2019-04-06 17:54

    A short compact look at Mr. Hamilton. Will drive you to learn more about this very complicated, very intelligent, little known founding father of Anerica's banking system.

  • LJR's View
    2019-03-30 16:07

    The book reads like an outline with too many references to Ron Chernow's more exhaustive study on same subject. Use of long quotations nice touch offering first hand examples of Hamilton's brilliant mind and facility for writing.

  • Mary Riordan
    2019-04-19 15:17

    I am in the process of reading the bios of the presidents and took a break to read about Hamilton because he was so influential. This book was an easily readable survey of the highlights of his life. I chose not to read Chernow's more famous book because of its 800 pages.

  • Steve Goodson
    2019-04-07 21:08

    I expected more depth from this tome. Kind of like a "Cliff Notes" of Mr. Hamilton's life.

  • Kathleen A. Sloniker
    2019-04-05 16:03

    Interesting history of Alexander Hamilton. Some parts a little hard to understand because of the language of that era. Interesting part of history.

  • Ivey
    2019-03-30 20:02

    Easy read and a very great overview of his life.