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Alexander Hamilton / Ron Chernow.

Chernow, Ron. (Author).
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  • 31 of 64 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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7 current holds with 64 total copies.

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APLS-Decatur B HAMILTO CHE (Text) 34207001001768 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -
Akron Carnegie Public Library - Akron B H (Text) 75253000034642 Adult Biography Checked out 12/20/2016
Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville 920 HAMILTON ALEXANDER (Text) 34706000876773 Non-Fiction 900-999 Checked out 12/20/2016
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield 92 HAM (Text) 36803000903075 BIOGRAPHY Checked out 12/17/2016
Brazil Public Library - Brazil 973.4 C (Text) 38160000546984 Second Floor, Non-Fiction Checked out 12/27/2016
Brookville Public Library B HAM (Text) 38217000345013 Biographies On holds shelf -
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown 92 HAMILTO (Text) 79361000044620 Adult Bestsellers Available -
Butler Public Library - Butler 921 HAMILT A (Text) 73174000082140 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Cambridge City Public Library - Cambridge City B HAM (Text) 76893000233285 Adult Biographies In transit -
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola B HAMILTON (Text) 33118000099978 Adult: Biography Checked out 01/03/2017
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1594200092
  • ISBN: 9781594200090
  • ISBN: 0143034758
  • ISBN: 9780143034759
  • Physical Description: 818 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2004.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [780]-788) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: The Oldest Revolutionary War Widow -- The Castaways -- Hurricane -- The Collegian -- The Pen and the Sword -- The Little Lion -- A Frenzy of Valor -- The Lovesick Colonel -- Glory -- Raging Billows -- A Grave, Silent, Strange Sort of Animal -- Ghosts -- August and Respectable Assembly -- Publius -- Putting the Machine in Motion -- Villainous Business -- Dr. Pangloss -- The First Town in America -- Of Avarice and Enterprise -- City of the Future -- Corrupt Squadrons -- Exposure -- Stabbed in the Dark -- Citizen Genet -- A Disagreeable Trade -- Seas of Blood -- The Wicked Insurgents of the West -- Sugar Plums and Toys -- Spare Cassius -- The Man in the Glass Bubble -- Flying Too Near the Sun -- An Instrument of Hell -- Reign of Witches -- Works Godly and Ungodly -- In an Evil Hour -- Gusts of Passion -- In a Very Belligerent Humor -- Deadlock -- A World Full of Folly -- Pamphlet Wars -- The Price of Truth -- A Despicable Opinion -- Fatal Errand -- The Melting Scene -- Epilogue: Eliza.
Summary, etc.: Ron Chernow tells the story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow's biography argues that the political and economic greatness of today's America is the result of Hamilton's countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. 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 States. Historians 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-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more 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 more vivid account of Hamilton's famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804.
Subject: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.
Statesmen > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1783-1809.

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