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Acclaimed biographer Jean Fritz writes the remarkable story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most influential and fascinating founding fathers, and his untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr.

Born in the British West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an outsider. He fought in the Revolution and became Washington's most valuable aide-de-camp. He was there with Washington, Madison, and the others writing the Constitution. He was the first secretary of the treasury as the country struggled to become unified and independent.

Fritz's talent for bringing historical figures to life is at its best as she shares her fascination with this man of action who was honorable, ambitious, and fiercely loyal to his adopted country.

©2016 Jean Fritz (P)2016 Listening Library

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This was a quick and easy read concerning Alexander Hamilton. The obvious comparison is with Chernow's biography, and considering it was 1/8th of the size, it did well to fit in the bare bones of the details of Hamilton's life.

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excellent

the story was very informative and the performance was clear. I would recommend this reading.