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Explore the fascinating life of Alexander Hamilton!

Alexander Hamilton is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. A deep thinker, a military leader, and a political dynamo, he was George Washington's right-hand man and perhaps the most important figure in the shaping of the Constitution. His policies and practices in government set the United States down a path of commercial wealth and economic stability. His ideas still resonate in the powerful nation he helped create.  

During his time, Hamilton was a divisive figure. A political extremist who antagonized the conservative parts of the new republic while protecting its former opponents. The man at the heart of the nation's first major sex scandal. A political operator whose actions outraged opponents and eventually led to the duel that cost him his life.  

It was an extraordinary life, made more extraordinary by Hamilton's origins. He was an outsider, an immigrant from the Caribbean who arrived in New York to make a new life for himself. In doing so, he helped to shape the framework of politics and commerce in America. In retrospect, the amazing thing about his fame is not its recent resurgence, but that it took so long for him to be widely recognized.  

This audiobook tells the story of Alexander Hamilton. The story of a nation born in blood, in struggle, and in the dynamism that immigrants could bring.
 

This audioook includes captivating stories and facts about Alexander Hamilton's: 

  • Caribbean childhood
  • Education and quest for finding work
  • Military career
  • First steps in politics
  • Part in the 1796 election campaign
  • Time in public office
  • Life after the treasury
  • Affair with Maria Reynolds

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about Alexander Hamilton!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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This book offered real insights.

This was a very easy read. Sometimes I find biographies get boring with too many details, but this one seemed to highlight the important facts.

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Top level insights

A good starting point for anyone who wants to know about this historical personality. It reads like an actual biography. Certainly worth what I paid, though.

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Highly recommended piece

The author described that not only is Hamilton left behind by the other founding fathers who would one day ascend to the presidency, but he is also over-looked as the only non-native major player in our country's founding.

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Major player in our country's founding.

The author does an exceptional job in cooling an curiosity that is only natural in regard to such a multi-faceted man. Highly recommended piece, and very well translated.

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Alexander Hamilton has inspired me

I learned a lot about Alexander Hamilton. The book covered his whole life. This book describes a man that made a huge influence on our society, in a short well written book. It's amazing what you can learn when you take the time to read into someone's life, especially someone as significant to history as this. One of the reasons I picked this book up was a desire to become more familiar with Alexander Hamilton.

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A Great Quick Read.

If you don't know much about Hamilton, this is a decent starting theme. It's easy to read, truthful and delivers a great understanding of his life and relationships.

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Not too long very informative

If you could sum up Alexander Hamilton: A Captivating Guide to One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America in three words, what would they be?

Great book

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I had a great time listening to this book. The story of Alexander Hamilton has stimulated me a lot and his creation of law has made a great influence and unity that made a legacy forever.

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Excellent all around.

I would highly recommend because it is more than just historical facts. I feel like I truly know the real Hamilton who contributed so much, flaws and all.

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Learned a lot about Alexander Hamilton

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I have learned a hell of a lot about one of our founding fathers. Easy read, simple to understand, a must read before you see the play Hamilton.

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Adequate but basic information.

Very informative and interestingly written but somewhat a basic concepts. Yet I enjoyed learning about such a brilliant, complex man who contributed greatly to founding the United States and development of its systems of government.

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  • ahamd
  • 04-26-18

A bit basic.

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Honestly unsophisticated biography, it’s my personal opinion. Detail are decent but not much else. No annotations or explanation to speak of.

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  • James
  • 04-26-18

A truly well researched.

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This book is indeed a starting point for anyone interested in Hamilton's personal life and the politics of the day.

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  • Rashmoor
  • 04-26-18

I like him, real hero.

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I came to know here that Alexander Hamilton and Washington had a close relationship, there were differences and long sections of time when they did not speak with one another. The author’s narrative is not comprehensive by any means, but he does offer, and in a informal way.

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  • Andrew
  • 04-26-18

Detailed overview about A. H.

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The author here provided a broad overview of Hamilton's life from his birth to his death, a result of the notorious duel with Aaron Burr. Author defines his rise to political importance in the days of the American Revolution and his many disputes.

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  • Ranjan
  • 04-26-18

Alexander Hamilton, the original...

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This is a brilliant book and I love the content provided by the author. After reading this book now I have a clear conception about Alexander Hamilton.

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  • Zarqa
  • 04-26-18

Alexander Hamilton the beauty.

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Alexander Hamilton led a life of many amazing ups and downs in his life. Hamilton's vision included every feature of government and fundamentally made him the author of market capitalism and proper government.

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  • 04-26-18

Easy read/listening, deserves five stars.

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Alexander Hamilton is the least founding. I have been penetrating for a precise book of Alexander Hamilton and after a long search; I have lastly found this one! I like how Hamilton view or has a different viewpoint about banking and money because his mother is a single parent.

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  • Tisha
  • 04-26-18

The most important Founder Father.

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So easy to understand on one or the most important founder father of this great nation. Although the book is short and insincere review of Hamilton's life.

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  • Lilly
  • 04-26-18

Thoroughly researched material.

What made the experience of listening to Alexander Hamilton: A Captivating Guide to One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America the most enjoyable?

Good history read

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The author described excellent overview of his life. Indeed it was a gift and it was a great book to read/listen.

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  • Tia
  • 04-26-18

It is to the point book.

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Interesting information. It seems pretty factual, yet enjoyable reading, recommend it to everyone. Good gateway into his life. Easy read and terse. Highly recommend the book by this author.