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Alexander Hamilton Audiobook

Alexander Hamilton

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Publisher's Summary

Ron Chernow, whom the New York Times called "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades", now brings to startling life the man who was arguably the most important figure in American history, who never attained the presidency, but who had a far more lasting impact than many who did.

With masterful storytelling skills, Chernow presents the whole sweep of Hamilton's turbulent life: his exotic, brutal upbringing; his brilliant military, legal, and financial exploits; his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, and Monroe; his illicit romances; and his famous death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July 1804.

Alexander Hamilton was one of the seminal figures in our history. His richly dramatic saga, rendered in Chernow's vivid prose, is nothing less than a riveting account of America's founding, from the Revolutionary War to the rise of the first federal government.

©2004 Ron Chernow; (P)2004 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

  • George Washington Book Prize Winner, 2005

"Comprehensive and superbly written." (Booklist)
"This is a fine work that captures Hamilton's life with judiciousness and verve." (Publishers Weekly)
"Literate and full of engaging historical asides. By far the best of the many lives of Hamilton now in print." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Scott Brick delivers a highly professional, straightforward narration that holds one's interest throughout. Straight narrative can become boring, and Brick is never that. Nor does he become lazy in the course of 36 hours. His voice and evident interest are fresh throughout." (AudioFile)

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    Amazon Customer. jane talley 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "CaptivAting! An in-depth account of this founding father which served as the spark and research for LinManuel's magnificent mus"

    CaptivAting! An in-depth account of the brilliant founding father who did more to shape our country than any other man in our history. An he was an immigrant.

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    Ricky 08-23-16
    Ricky 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing look into America and one of its founders"

    Wow! I learned so much listening to this book. It has inspired me to read other accounts of early America to get a deeper and more varied perspective. The writing was superb and stretched my vocabulary a bit. The narration was spot on!

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    Christine DENVER, CO, US 08-22-16
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    "Great history"

    I learned a lot about Alexander Hamilton. He lived a life that should inspire us all to work harder to reach our full potential

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    "Simply outstanding."

    Never before have I read a biography so well written. There was never a dull moment in Hamilton's life, or this book.

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    "Great Despite the Absence of Music"

    After an hour or two to get used to the fact that there was no singing and no rapping, I settled down to thoroughly enjoy the book!

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    Amazon Customer Milwaukee, WI United States 08-20-16
    Amazon Customer Milwaukee, WI United States 08-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story about our founding fathers "

    excellant book. Narrator did a great job. the book is so much more than Alexander Hamilton. Not sure I would have finished if I tried to read it.

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    G. Duncan florida 08-20-16
    G. Duncan florida 08-20-16
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    "Amazing story, amazing man, great book"

    This is one the finest books I have ever listened to or read. The book keeps you on the edge of your seat and I had to listen it to it in the car and ANYWHERE I could find the time or place. I could not stop. The best part of the book is the background information on the other founding fathers. That truly was an eye opener. Jefferson: what a surprise. I immediately downloaded his Morgan book and it is promising be be the same caliber as Hamilton.

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    Brian 08-17-16
    Brian 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining from start to finish!"

    Wow.. What an amazing story. An incredible listen. Scott Brick is marvelous and Ron Chernow one heck of a writer!

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    steph4ever Jacksonville, FL 08-17-16
    steph4ever Jacksonville, FL 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful story beautifully told"

    Chernaw is amazing at bringing history to life, and Scott Brick is a fantastic narrator. The funeral procession had me in tears.

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    Antonio 08-15-16
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    The book was a long stretch but filled with civics fiber. The narrator performed well

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