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  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,311
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,243

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

  • By Kevin on 03-04-05

Fascinating Biography of a Most Important Man

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-11

Very well researched and well written biography of one of the most important and crucial historical figures to the establishment of the United States. Chernow has the reader walk with the man, so we get to know him like his contemporaries did. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the earlier history of the country or the personalities who created it.

  • Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends

  • By: William 'Wild Bill' Guarnere, Edward 'Babe' Heffron, Robyn Post
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army - members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. Arguably the bravest, most efficient, physically fit, and tight-knit group of soldiers the Army has ever produced, the unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An instant favorite

  • By danny lawrence on 02-07-08

A great listen!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-08

A very interesting and well written oral history of these two men and of their experiences. The narration was dynamic and very well done. I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject.

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