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Alexander Hamilton

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(4,012 Sterne; 42 Bewertungen)


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)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 - Youth and Early Services, Part 1

12:05

Read by Mike Pelton

02 - Chapter 1 - Youth and Early Services, Part 2

12:35

Read by Mike Pelton

03 - Chapter 2 - The Fight for the Constitution, Part 1

14:54

Read by Daniel Vimont

04 - Chapter 2 - The Fight for the Constitution, Part 2

13:17

Read by Daniel Vimont

05 - Chapter 3 - Establishing the Public Credit, Part 1

9:44

Read by Ruth Golding

06 - Chapter 3 - Establishing the Public Credit, Part 2

10:04

Read by Kevin W. Davidson

07 - Chapter 4 - Congress Sustains Hamilton

14:29

Read by Daniel Vimont

08 - Chapter 5 - Strengthening the Bonds of Union, Part 1

15:21

Read by Kevin W. Davidson

09 - Chapter 5 - Strengthening the Bonds of Union, Part 2

11:04

Read by Judy Guinan

10 - Chapter 6 - Foreign Affairs and Neutrality, Part 1

9:19

Read by Hal Kuhns

11 - Chapter 6 - Foreign Affairs and Neutrality, Part 2

9:19

Read by Hal Kuhns

12 - Chapter 7 - Hamilton as a Party Leader, Part 1

10:41

Read by Guero

13 - Chapter 7 - Hamilton as a Party Leader, Part 2

10:46

Read by Guero

14 - Chapter 8 - Hamilton's Death and Character

13:09

Read by Guero

Bewertungen

(4 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

Good short read on Hamilton's life.

What tripe

(1 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

morales are a little different bit still relevant