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
"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)
rich with context history drama and personal storytelling this book is a must-read for anybody who wants to understand the founding of this great Republic. incredibly important at this time and juncture in our history anybody considering a boat should read this book.
Chernow injects insightful insights into one of the less celebrated founding fathers. Some readers will likely find Chernow too judgemental at times but I found such evaluations to be fair and useful.
I was amazed by how little about Hamilton knew. The book is told in a way that keeps you interested. The reader was excellent.
I will definitely read Washington by Chernow.
I liked the cadence of the reader.
Shackelton by Roland Huntford.This is also an historic account, but keeps your attention because it is so well written and is really a page turner.Alexander Hamilton gave me an in depth read into our country's beginnings that I enjoyed. I realized I had many misconceptions about our Founding Fathers and the pace of the beginnings of our governmental system.
No extremes, just steady curiosity about what would happen next.
I just can't say enough about the quality of this biography. It's loaded with insight and educated psychological speculation; it's a truly wholistic portrait. It makes me want to continue reading about this eccentric cast of characters from America's revolutionary enlightenment. Bravo!!
It's amazing how Mr. Chernow brought this great man to life. This was definitely one of my favorite audio books. During my commute to work each day I pass by AH's grave and many of the landmarks mentioned . I have a much greater appreciation after listening. Thanks RC! Great narrator also!
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