Alexander Hamilton, revolutionary

Book
Published 2017
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Summary:

A portrait of the Founding Father and first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury describes his experiences as an illegitimate orphan, soldier, friend, philanderer, political firebrand and financial whiz whose groundbreaking policies continue to shape today's American government. Born out of wedlock on a small island in the West Indies and orphaned as a teenager, Alexander Hamilton nonetheless rose to a position of power and influence in colonial America. His military career brought him fame; his groundbreaking and enduring policy continues to shape American government today; his salacious and scandalous personal life and his heartrending end have made him immortal.

ISBN:
9781250123190
1250123194
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
xi, 372 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-365) and index.
Contents:
"The subject of the most humiliating criticism"
A Son of Liberty
"It's a collegian!"
Love, war, and glory's price
"All for love"
"I must tell you, Sir, you treat me with disrespect"
"Rocking the cradle and ... fleecing my neighbours"
The Federalist
Mr. Secretary
Genius and fool
Hamilton's heart
"This is a mortal wound"
Epilogue
Hamilton's family
Allies and enemies
Time line
The natural world: disease and hurricanes
A brief history of the colonies
Early government
Ball gowns, pointy shoes, and ornate wigs
What combat was like
The arms were bare
Artillery
How the early trade cycle worked
Relations with tribal nations
A brief history of the sugar trade
Federalism vs. Antifederalism
Rules for duels
The sad life of Aaron Burr
Major battles of the Revolutionary War.
LCCN:
2016056559
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