Alexander Hamilton From his less than auspicious start in on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in Alexander Hamilton despite his short life left a h

  • Title: Alexander Hamilton
  • Author: Willard Sterne Randall
  • ISBN: 9780060954666
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • From his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short life, left a huge legacy.Orphaned at thirteen and apprenticed in a counting house, Hamilton learned principles of business that helped him create the American financial system and invent thFrom his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short life, left a huge legacy.Orphaned at thirteen and apprenticed in a counting house, Hamilton learned principles of business that helped him create the American financial system and invent the modern corporation But first the staunch, intrepid Hamilton served in the American Revolution, acting as General Washington s spymaster Forging a successful legal career, Hamilton coauthored the Federalist Papers and plunged into politics Irresistibly attractive, he was a man of many gifts, but he could be arrogant and at times a poor judge of character.In this meticulously researched, illuminating, and lively account, Willard Sterne Randall explores Hamilton s life his illegitimate birth, little known military activities, political and diplomatic intrigues, and scandalous affairs and its indelible impact on modern America.

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      Willard Sterne Randall is an American historian and author who specializes in biographies related to the American colonial period and the American Revolution He teaches American history at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.



    2 thoughts on “Alexander Hamilton

    1. There are quite a few single-volume bios of Hamilton out there, including financial historian Ron Chernow's acclaimed recent work. That one sits on my bookshelf and on my to-read list--but I started with Randall's shorter work because I'd read about Randall's fluid, engaging narrative style, and also because um, it was simply easier to hold with one hand on the subway. :)Even if it was for a goofy reason, I'm glad I did it--it was a quick, pleasurable read, and Randall did a great job of develop [...]

    2. This is another Hamilton book I read this year and it's a decent compliment to Chernow's biography of Hamilton (the one the musical is based on). This one doesn't have as many of Chernow's literary strokes, but it does have some more detail and research that adds texture to Hamilton's story, and in some cases even provides a different perspective and conclusion about some events. It's especially interesting to read the story of how Alexander actually made it to America, which is much thoroughly [...]

    3. Very well written and made excellent use of new materials. THE most interesting parts were the interaction with Washington and the founders of the rebellion and country.

    4. This book did a good job with Hamilton's early life and his career during the revolution. It skimped on his life after serving as Secretary of the Treasury and his death.

    5. This is an impressive look into one of the founders of our nation. Hamilton's work ethic, his intelligence, his dedication to this country is astounding. I am continuously overwhelmed at the depth and breadth of the reading the men that started our nation. They did not read fluff, like 'Stephanie Plum' or 'Spenser' novels - they read Locke, and Adam Smith, and other great thinkers. Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton - some were definitely geniuses, and all had a desire to learn and know so as to regul [...]

    6. Leans towards the hagiographic. If Hamilton and Washington disagreed, Hamilton was always rightIf Washington presented a good idea, it might well have come from Hamilton. It seems at times that his long affair with his wife's sister is rather brushed over with an air of "well, can you blame him?" Randall doesn't deal at all with Hamilton's children--his son's death in a duel is only mentioned when Hamilton's own is and without detail. One doesn't get any sense of their relationship. It is certai [...]

    7. The books lacks a sense of prioritization. There were some interesting aspects to Hamilton's life included in the book, but much of it was devoted to detailing unimportant events. Not only that, but the end of the book is horribly rushed.

    8. A great man, arguably the greatest American economist, but his self-absorbed nature was ultimately his undoing. Fascinating reading, a bit dry in some places but overall a well written biography.

    9. Really fascinating book on the life of Alexander Hamilton. All I really knew about him was his death in a duel to Aaron Burr, so it was nice to flesh the character out a bit and learn about his time in the Revolutionary War and his role as first Secretary of the Treasury. My main complaint is the abruptness that the book ends. The last 10 or so years of his life are covered in 20 pages.

    10. wow - this was a terrific read - quite informative yet very friendly - like Alison Weir's works. My only real complaint is the post revolutionary details feel compressed - a lot of information thrown at you in a pretty fast fashion. Certainly though a great read to introduce one to Mr. Hamilton and his real impact in the survival of the young United States.

    11. Apparently I am a Federalist. I picked this book up on a whim (it was on sale for $1.99) and am so glad I did. I learned how much I didn't know about the years immediately before, during, and after the Revolutionary War. Hamilton lived a fascinating life, and it was just a great lens through which to view that time period.

    12. As an admirer of the Founding Fathers, I very much enjoyed the story of Alexander Hamilton's life. While I am at heart a Jeffersonian, Hamilton made enormous contributions to the cause of liberty both during the Revolution and after it. I would recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about the face on the $10 bill(though he may not hold that position for much longer).

    13. I came away from this book feeling that the author put a positive spin on Hamilton's life. It felt glorified and I also felt he downplayed his faults, a romanticized point of view of the past. Still a good read though, very engaging and it read like a novel.

    14. A wonderful historyThis book was well researched and written. I prefer a book with more about a characters life outside the way he made his living. I found it dry, but that is just one woman's preference.

    15. I meant to read Chernow's version. I did not realize how important Hamilton was the formation of the country.

    16. Wonderful book about the most interesting founding father. Not quite as interesting as Chernow's on the same subject but full of anecdotes I had not previously read.

    17. I found this to be an extemely informative and easy to read narrative. Definitely have a much better picture of those nation-forming days and look forward to reading more of his books.

    18. Pretty interesting. I feel as though there was too much quoted from his letters, and writings. Some is great, but a every page, is over kill. I would reccomend it to my history buff friends.

    19. Alexander Hamilton’s saga of an illegitimate Caribbean youth from a broken family who mastered several languages, learned business in island trading houses, relocated to New York, and obtained an education is inspiring enough. From there he became an aide to George Washington during the Revolution, promotor of the Constitution, and first Treasury Secretary who set the Federal government on the road to an independent financial basis and the America economy on the road toward industrialization b [...]

    20. Well written biography of this American revolutionary hero, the influential shaper of American government and politics. The narrative is well told, presenting a relatively objective look at this remarkable man, with his foibles and failures as well as his amazing accomplishments. Unlike many of the other founding fathers, he came from humble background (illegitimate son from two aristocratic families, but living in poverty, like Franklin, grappling his way to education and achievement with no ad [...]

    21. One must remember that when an author is writing about the everyday life of an individual who lived over two hundred years ago he is in a sense writing fiction. This book is in essence a historical novel which sometimes reads like a fast paced thriller and at other times you wonder if it will collapse in a heap from the weight of it's minutiae. Alexander Hamilton, for whatever reason, has never received the exposure and veneration afforded his contemporaries and as a result has been seen as a fo [...]

    22. Biography of Hamilton a must resdWell-written with sufficient detail to satisfy the student of history without being too textbook-like. Length was necessary at over 400 pages but is definitely not a quick read. Adding side read of Ellis' short bio of Washington ("His Excellency") enriched this experience even more.

    23. Weird book. The author spoke of the Hamilton-Angelica relationship as if he knew they were lovers, but even more annoying, he covered the last 8 years oh Hamilton’s life IN 4 PAGES!! Damn, was his history assignment due the next morning??

    24. Secretary of the TreasuryThis is an excellent, comprehensive biography of a Founding Father who often does not get the attention. I knew that he gave the finances of the country a good start, but did not know he was a war hero or that he championed individual rights.

    25. This man contributed so much to our country. His life is worth studying. Many parts of American history become clearer thru reading about Hamilton.

    26. As an acquaintance of mine, Randall, once more, as mentioned so many times by me in previous reviews, fits the pattern of the best writer of history; Randall is a former investigative reporter.The narrative and the pace reflect those traits of a journalist. It has been a few years since I read this book, but my memory of a good and wonderful read, and story, about a founder that I did not know too much about, besides the basics, still rings true.Randall's book pays more attention and gives more [...]

    27. It displays information about the life of Alexander Hamilton very well. They even include excerpts of his writing as proof. They display the information well, but it is more of a article than a book. To be frank it was quite boring and I know they could have done a better job doing that. In total 4/5

    28. Another reviewer noted that the book is uneven in its treatments of periods in Hamilton’s life, and that description is accurate. I enjoyed the first half of the book, but was disappointed by the rushed nature of the depictions of Hamilton’s post-revolution years. Still, the book is a great insight into an essential founding father who often goes under-appreciated.

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