Alexander Hamilton


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(4 stars; 41 reviews)


Alexander Hamilton was a significant figure in the political and economic development of the early United States. He served in the American Revolutionary War and became an aide to General George Washington. He was one of the authors (along with John Jay and James Madison) of a series of essays know as The Federalist Papers, which were written in support of the ratification of the proposed Constitution. Scholars and others still refer to these essays to this day for interpretation of the Constitution. As the first Secretary of the Treasury in George Washington’s Cabinet, Hamilton was a proponent of a strong centralized government. Hamilton pursued many actions (some controversial) in an attempt to provide financial stability for the new government, including the establishment of the U.S. Mint and a National Bank. Ironically, he may most often be remembered for the infamous pistol duel with Aaron Burr that resulted in Hamilton’s death. (Summary by lubee930)

(2 hr 46 min)

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(4 stars)

Excellent work but the change in readers was distracting. Let us all strive to live up to the example of Hamilton revealed in this short book.

(3.5 stars)

Good short read on Hamilton's life.

What tripe

(1 stars)

A poorly researched biography. Since the author specialized in his fervent support of big banking and it architects, it was hard to expect much. Still his admission that he basically used only Hamilton son's biography as a primary source makes it hard to take this serious as a piece of scholarly work. The use of yellow journalism newspapers as souces is laughable. Yes this is over 100 years old and an understanding of our country's support of economic imperialism and big banking was on an uptick, so it is questionable regarding the authors real intent.

Excellent man

(5 stars)

morales are a little different bit still relevant