The Resource Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow

Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow

Label
Alexander Hamilton
Title
Alexander Hamilton
Statement of responsibility
Ron Chernow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alexander Hamilton was arguably the most important figure in American history who never attained the presidency, but he had a far more lasting impact than many who did." "An illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, Hamilton rose with stunning speed to become George Washington's aide-de-camp, a battlefield hero, a member of the Constitutional Convention, the leading author of The Federalist Papers, and head of the Federalist party. As the first treasury secretary, he forged America's tax and budget systems, customs service, coast guard, and central bank. Chernow offers the whole sweep of Hamilton's turbulent life: his exotic, brutal upbringing; his brilliant military, legal, and financial exploits; his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, and Monroe; his shocking illicit romances; his enlightened abolitionism; and his famous death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July 1804." "Throughout, Chernow blends Hamilton's public and private selves to present a fully rounded portrait of this handsome, witty, controversial genius and his poignant relations with his wife, Eliza, and their eight children. Hamilton's countless exploits never cramped his prolific literary labors. Chernow brings to light nearly fifty previously undiscovered essays as he explores Hamilton's fiery journalism, his youthful poetry, his magisterial state papers, and his revealing missives to colleagues and friends. Moreover, he conjures up portraits of Hamilton's celebrated peers, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and Burr with all their shortcomings as well as their oft-sung triumphs."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chernow, Ron
Dewey number
  • 973.4/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.H2
LC item number
C48 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Statesmen
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Penguin Press, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 739-788) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
818 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781594200090
Isbn Type
;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58797271
  • 622229
  • (OCoLC)ocm58797271
  • 622229
  • 5086
  • 696210
Label
Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Penguin Press, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 739-788) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
818 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781594200090
Isbn Type
;
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58797271
  • 622229
  • (OCoLC)ocm58797271
  • 622229
  • 5086
  • 696210

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