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Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation | [John Ferling]

Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation

The decade of the 1790s has been called the age of passion. Fervor ran high as rival factions battled over the course of the new republic - each side convinced that the others' goals would betray the legacy of the Revolution so recently fought and so dearly won. All understood as well that what was at stake was not a moment's political advantage, but the future course of the American experiment in democracy. In this epochal debate, no two figures loomed larger than Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.
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A spellbinding history of the epic rivalry that shaped our republic: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and their competing visions for America.From the award-winning author of Almost a Miracle and The Ascent of George Washington, this is the rare work of scholarship that offers us irresistible human drama even as it enriches our understanding of deep themes in our nation's history.

The decade of the 1790s has been called the age of passion. Fervor ran high as rival factions battled over the course of the new republic - each side convinced that the others' goals would betray the legacy of the Revolution so recently fought and so dearly won. All understood as well that what was at stake was not a moment's political advantage, but the future course of the American experiment in democracy. In this epochal debate, no two figures loomed larger than Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.

Both men were visionaries, but their visions of what the United States should be were diametrically opposed. Jefferson, a true revolutionary, believed passionately in individual liberty and a more egalitarian society, with a weak central government and greater powers for the states. Hamilton, a brilliant organizer and tactician, feared chaos and social disorder. He sought to build a powerful national government that could ensure the young nation's security and drive it toward economic greatness.

Jefferson and Hamilton is the story of the fierce struggles - both public and, ultimately, bitterly personal - between these two titans. It ended only with the death of Hamilton in a pistol duel, felled by Aaron Burr, Jefferson's vice president. Their competing legacies, like the twin strands of DNA, continue to shape our country to this day. Their personalities, their passions, and their bold dreams for America leap from the page in this epic new work from one of our finest historians.

©2013 John Ferling (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Would you listen to Jefferson and Hamilton again? Why?

    Yes, It's very interesting to see their political philosophies and how they compare to our political parties today.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Jefferson and Hamilton?

    The story of the Aaron Burr and Hamilton Duel. Little facts that you never learn in school about this gripping moment in American political history.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen McLaughlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this one was my first one.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, this book never brought an extreme emotion. But you could not help but to feel sorry for both of them at different parts of their lives.


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    Great book. Politicians today should take a look at these two. Very interesting.

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