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Publisher's Summary

You need to listen to this book if you want to dive deeper into the world of Ron Chernow. This is a summary and analysis and not the original book.

Alexander Hamilton is perhaps the least well-known founding father, but he had a huge impact on the development of the United States. Instrumental in writing the Constitution, he also founded the central bank, designed the first US currency, and was a close advisor to George Washington.

This entertaining biography tells the story of his rise from poverty in the Caribbean to his central role in creating a new country. Turned into a popular and award-winning musical, Ron Chernow's biography gives us a close look at the life of a hugely talented and intelligent man.

This summary will guide you through the book, offering detailed summaries of each chapter, which:

  • Lists important dates
  • Provides condensed recounting of events
  • Highlights important individuals and events

Also included are brief biographies of important people. In them you'll find:

  • Context for their lives before and after they enter the book
  • Discussions of how they effected not just Hamilton, but the US and its history

Disclaimer: This text serves as a companion and guide to the best-seller Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. It will help to broaden the listener's understanding of the book and highlight insights that might otherwise be overlooked. As this is a companion volume, you'll want to have a copy of the actual book on hand before listening to this.

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I felt that I knew Hamilton by the time I had finished the book and the narration was first rate. I also felt that I learned a great deal. While I doubt that I would have had the patience to pour through some pages of the book that dealt with the more detailed passages regarding development of monetary policy for instance

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Have learned lot from this book

I found that the audio format worked extremely well for me and I learned so much in the process. I found the book to be excellent and I am excited to explore other books in this genre.

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Must listen to this book

The book was amazing and Will did a great job listening to it :)
I want to listen to this book.

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Useful guide

I thoroughly enjoyed this guide and I am happy to have it for answers to my various demand with another working system.

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highly suggested

Wonderful book! Please keep writing great writings. We will all enjoy. Thank you for allowing me to listen to your books. Highly suggested.

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Nice book

I was hooked! What a story...Hamilton was a fascinating man!!! Chernow does a great job of entwining personal tidbits about Hamilton and others of his era with weightier discussion of monetary and constitutional foundations. He balances personalities and ideas extremely well, never allowing the biography to become tedious or boring.

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Awesome tool

I bought this book because it was on sale and would give a good long listen for the money. A well-written history of about anything is a treat, so Hamilton went into my shopping cart. It sat in my library until I decided something a little meaty was in listening order, so A.H. moved into my iPod. A few weeks later, I decided to bite the bullet and listen to 40 hours of the life of Alexander Hamilton.

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super book

I felt like I knew him personally, and felt truly privileged to know him, warts and all. I was especially impressed by how the author managed to weave such an engaging and coherent story entirely on the basis of letters and contemporary documents -- to his credit, it was Hamilton himself, not the author, who came through. Despite its daunting length, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the birth of this country, and in the intelligence, vision and idealism of those who founded it.

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Excellent book

I was deeply moved by Hamilton's life and this book opened my eyes to a whole new thinking of America's founding days. The Author must have spent countless hours in research and is an ABSOLUTE master in his field!

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Best audiobook

I rarely review any book but was so enthralled & overwhelmed by the quality of this work that I just have to tell you all. This book is very well written and narrated. I have never been so moved by a book or a person's life as I have by this compelling, rich story.