[PDF] ❤ Alexander Hamilton By Ron Chernow – Thomashillier.co.uk


  • Paperback
  • 818 pages
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Ron Chernow
  • English
  • 08 January 2018
  • 0143034758

10 thoughts on “Alexander Hamilton

  1. says:

    It had a lot less hip hop than I was expecting, but I still really liked it.


  2. says:

    the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me BurrThis book is utterly exhaustive in its scope Dry and dull in a few places, exhilarating and taut and heartbreaking in others This feels like a life done justice, although I am also curious about the biography that Eliza started and her son finished after she was gone I loved the framing with Eliza in the prologue and epilogue Loved piecing together where the book and musical met, loved the bits where they diverged Loved stumbling upon the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me BurrThis book is utterly exhaustive in its scope Dry and dull in a few places, exhilarating and taut and heartbreaking in others This feels like a life done justice, although I am also curious about the biography that Eliza started and her son finished after she...


  3. says:

    I heal all wounds but those which love hath madeInscription on an envelope to Eliza Hamilton from her husband Alexander.I have read many political biographies in my 41 years, but few better Chernow is able to walk that narrow, tricky trail between scholarship and narrative storytelling without tripping over hagiography He presents the largeness and improbableness of Alexander Hamilton without leaving out Hamilton s excesses and flights of paranoia and inflexibility I think Chernow gets iI heal all wounds but those which love hath madeInscription on an envelope to Eliza Hamilton from her husband Alexander.I have read many political biographies in my 41 years, but few better Chernow is able to walk that narrow, tricky trail between scholarship and narrative storytelling without tripping over hagiography He presents the largeness and improbableness of Alexander Hamilton without leaving out Hamilton s excesses and flights of paranoia and inflexibility I think Chernow gets it right thatIf Washington was the father of the country and Madison the father of the Constitution, then Alexander Hamilton was surely the father of the American governmentHe was a man who was infused with genius and energy, but also often tone deaf to the political rea...


  4. says:

    I ve been wracking my brains literally for months trying to figure out who I can compare Alexander Hamilton to on the modern politocelebrity scene or to whom I can compare him, if you douchey grammar wonks prefer.There are two reasons that process has taken months 1 I m currently operating with the mental processing power of an old Radio Shack TRS 80 on the plus side, I guess that means I can run awesome software like Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing and 2 Alexander Hamilton was one unique I ve been wracking my brains literally for months trying to figure out who I can compare Alexander Hamilton to on the modern politocelebrity scene or to whom I can compare him, if you douchey grammar wonks prefer.There are two reasons that process has taken months 1 I m currently operating wit...


  5. says:

    Like a lot of people I ve been listening to the Hamilton musical album non stop and read this because it was the source of Lin Manuel Miranda s inspiration to create the brilliant Broadway show The idea that a dense biography of an American Founding Father who was probably best known to the general public as the guy on the the ten dollar bill and the subject of a pretty funny Got Milk commercial would someday lead to the creation of an incredibly popular musical that blends show tunes with hip Like a lot of people I ve been listening to the Hamilton musical album non stop and read this because it was the source of Lin Manuel Miranda s inspiration to create the brilliant Broadway show The idea that a dense biography of an American Founding Father who was probably best known to the general public as the guy on the the ten dollar bill and the subject of a pretty funny Got Milk commercial would someday lead to the creation of an incredibly popular musical that blends show tunes with hip hop is only a little less likely than the life of Alexander Hamilton himself And if you re interested in reading a gr...


  6. says:

    I have now read the Hamiltome I know that s what people call the book Lin Manuel Miranda wrote about the musical, but seriously, this thing could stop bullets I wouldn t have picked this book up if it weren t for the musical, and it wasn t exactly light reading, but I m glad that I did Before I did, I was kinda sure that Hamilton was the guy who was shot by Aaron Burr, and pretty su...


  7. says:

    If they break this Union, they will break my heart Alexander Hamilton If anybody had told me a year ago that I would be delving into an 800 page biography on arguably America s least known Founding Father, first Secretary of the Treasury and he of ten dollar bill fame, I would have said they were crazy But like so many people who will read this book in the coming years, it all started with a mad love affair for the Broadway musical It s literally all I ve been able to think about or listen t If they break this Union, they will break my heart Alexander Hamilton If anybody had told me a year ago that I would be delving into an 800 page biography on arguably America s least known Founding Father, first Secretary of the Treasury and he of ten dollar bill fame, I would have said they were crazy But like so many people who will read this book in the coming years, it all started with a mad love affair for the Broadway musical It s literally all I ve been able to think about or listen to since April It s consumed my waking hours in the oddest, most unpredictable, joyous of ways Having now read Chernow s impressive, meticulously researched book, I am no longer surprised how it was able to inspire Lin Manuel Miranda to write his extraordinary, beautiful, emotional, smart, searing, perfect musical and that s all I m going to say about the ...


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    4.5 5 stars How does a bastard orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgottenspot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar The ten dollar founding father without a father got a lot further by working a lot harder, by being a lot smarter, by being a self starter, by fourteen, they placed him in charge of a trading charter And ev ry day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted away across the waves, he struggle 4.5 5 stars How does a bastard orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgottenspot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar The ten dollar founding father without a father got a lot further by working a lot harder, by being a lot smarter, by being a self starter, by fourteen, they placed him in charge of a trading charter And ev ry day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted away across the waves, he struggled and kept his guard up Inside, he was longing for something to be a part of, the brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow or barter Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned, our man saw his future drip, dripping down the drain, put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain, and he wrote his first refrain , a testament to his pain Well, the word got around, they said, This kid is insane, man Took up a collection just t...


  9. says:

    I am now prepared to see the Hamilton musical Also, I now knowabout Alexander Hamilton than I ever thought I would Despite its length, the book stayed generally interesting throughout There was a section in the middle that got into the establishment of the US banking system where I got a little lost, but overall th...


  10. says:

    So I m sitting on a plane crying over the ending of this book It s not like I didn t already know how it turns out But I didn t know Alexander Hamilton before not in the way I do now No lie, reading this book is a major undertaking I am a lover of history and biography and this is one of the most compelling true stories I ve read in a long time I ve always been a little obsessed with Thomas Jefferson because the man had so many conflicts and inconsistencies This book demonstrates the powe So I m sitting on a plane crying over the ending of this book It s not like I didn t already know how it turns out But I didn t know Alexander Hamilton before not in the way I do now No lie, reading this book is a major undertaking I am a lover of history and biography and this is one of the most comp...


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Alexander Hamilton Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Ron Chernow Presents A Landmark Biography Of Alexander Hamilton, The Founding Father Who Galvanized, Inspired, Scandalized, And Shaped The Newborn Nation.In The First Full Length Biography Of Alexander Hamilton In Decades, Ron Chernow Tells The Riveting Story Of A Man Who Overcame All Odds To Shape, Inspire, And Scandalize The Newborn America According To Historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton Is A Robust Full Length Portrait, In My View The Best Ever Written, Of The Most Brilliant, Charismatic And Dangerous Founder Of Them All Few Figures In American History Have Been Hotly Debated Or Grossly Misunderstood Than Alexander Hamilton Chernow S Biography Gives Hamilton His Due And Sets The Record Straight, Deftly Illustrating That The Political And Economic Greatness Of Today S America Is The Result Of Hamilton S Countless Sacrifices To Champion Ideas That Were Often Wildly Disputed During His Time To Repudiate His Legacy, Chernow Writes, Is, In Many Ways, To Repudiate The Modern World Chernow Here Recounts Hamilton S Turbulent Life An Illegitimate, Largely Self Taught Orphan From The Caribbean, He Came Out Of Nowhere To Take America By Storm, Rising To Become George Washington S Aide De Camp In The Continental Army, Coauthoring The Federalist Papers, Founding The Bank Of New York, Leading The Federalist Party, And Becoming The First Treasury Secretary Of The United States.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 His Is A Hamilton Far Human Than We Ve Encountered Before From His Shame About His Birth To His Fiery Aspirations, From His Intimate Relationships With Childhood Friends To His Titanic Feuds With Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, And Burr, And From His Highly Public Affair With Maria Reynolds To His Loving Marriage To His Loyal Wife Eliza And Never Before Has There Been A Vivid Account Of Hamilton S Famous And Mysterious Death In A Duel With Aaron Burr In July Of 1804.Chernow S Biography Is Not Just A Portrait Of Hamilton, But The Story Of America S Birth Seen Through Its Most Central Figure At A Critical Time To Look Back To Our Roots, Alexander Hamilton Will Remind Readers Of The Purpose Of Our Institutions And Our Heritage As Americans.


About the Author: Ron Chernow

Ron Chernow was born in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York After graduating with honors from Yale College and Cambridge University with degrees in English Literature, he began a prolific career as a freelance journalist Between 1973 and 1982, Chernow published over sixty articles in national publications, including numerous cover stories In the mid 80s Chernow went to work at the Twentieth Century Fund Ron Chernow was born in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York After graduating with honors from Yale College and Cambridge University with degrees in English Literature, he began a prolific career as a freelance journalist Between 1973 and 1982, Chernow published over sixty articles in national publications, including numerous cover stories In the mid 80s Chernow went to work at the Twentieth Century Fund, a prestigious New York think tank, where he served as director of financial policy studies and received what he described as a crash course in economics and financial history Chernow s journalistic talents combined with his experience studying financial policy culminated in the writing of his extraordinary first book,The House of Morgan An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance1990 Winner of the 1990 National Book Award for Nonfiction, The House of Morgan traces the amazing history of four generations of the J.P Morgan empire The New York Times Book Review wrote, As a portrait of finance, politics and the world of avarice and ambition on Wall Street, the book has the movement and tension of an epic novel It is, quite simply, a tour de force Chernow continued his exploration of famous financial dynasties with his second book,The Warburgs1994 , the story of a remarkable Jewish family The book traces Hamburg s most influential banking family of the 18th century from their successful beginnings to when Hitler s Third Reich forced them to give up their business, and ultimately to their regained prosperity in America on Wall Street.Described by Time as one of the great American biographies, Chernow sTitan The Life of John D Rockefeller, Sr1998 brilliantly reveals the complexities of America s first billionaire Rockefeller was known as a Robber Baron, whose Standard Oil Company monopolized an entire industry before it was broken up by the famous Supreme Court anti trust decision in 1911 At the same time, Rockefeller was one of the century s greatest philanthropists donating enormous sums to universities and medical institutions Chernow is the Secretary of PEN American Center, the country s most prominent writers organization, and is currently at work on a biography of Alexander Hamilton He lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York.In addition to writing biographies, Chernow is a book reviewer, essayist, and radio commentator His book reviews and op ed articles appear frequently in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal He comments regularly on business and finance for National Public Radio and for many shows on CNBC, CNN, and the Fox News Channel In addition, he served as the principal expert on the AE biography of J.P Morgan and will be featured as the key Rockefeller expert on an upcoming CNBC documentary