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Alexander Hamilton * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Alexander Hamilton did not rise to public prominence as an austere New Englander or a gentlemanly Virginian. He was not born in the colonies at all. He was born in the West Indies, the son of a woman of French d Alexander Hamilton * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Alexander Hamilton did not rise to public prominence as an austere New Englander or a gentlemanly Virginian. He was not born in the colonies at all. He was born in the West Indies, the son of a woman of French descent who had left her husband for another man. As an illegitimate child, Hamilton could not be educated in the local church school, so businessmen, impressed by his remarkable intelligence, sent him to America for his schooling. The American Revolution would interrupt his vacation but accelerate his promotion to the national stage from his service as George Washington’s aide-de-camp to his position as the new nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton understood money and knew that for the nation to thrive, it had to become financially strong, a stance which brought him into contention with other Founding Fathers who distrusted his enthusiasm for a strong central government. Inside you will read about… ✓ Hamilton Rises ✓ The Patriotic Prodigy ✓ Hamilton the Politician and Puller of Strings ✓ Washington’s Man at the Treasury ✓ The Reynolds Affair ✓ Back to New York ✓ Hamilton and Burr: The Final Chapter His extramarital affair with a married woman brought his public career to a conclusion but he continued to involve himself in political intrigue. It was his role in a contested election that brought him to a duel with Aaron Burr, the shadowy character in American history. Scandal and death cannot overpower the mighty role he played in building the United States of America.


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Alexander Hamilton * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Alexander Hamilton did not rise to public prominence as an austere New Englander or a gentlemanly Virginian. He was not born in the colonies at all. He was born in the West Indies, the son of a woman of French d Alexander Hamilton * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Alexander Hamilton did not rise to public prominence as an austere New Englander or a gentlemanly Virginian. He was not born in the colonies at all. He was born in the West Indies, the son of a woman of French descent who had left her husband for another man. As an illegitimate child, Hamilton could not be educated in the local church school, so businessmen, impressed by his remarkable intelligence, sent him to America for his schooling. The American Revolution would interrupt his vacation but accelerate his promotion to the national stage from his service as George Washington’s aide-de-camp to his position as the new nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton understood money and knew that for the nation to thrive, it had to become financially strong, a stance which brought him into contention with other Founding Fathers who distrusted his enthusiasm for a strong central government. Inside you will read about… ✓ Hamilton Rises ✓ The Patriotic Prodigy ✓ Hamilton the Politician and Puller of Strings ✓ Washington’s Man at the Treasury ✓ The Reynolds Affair ✓ Back to New York ✓ Hamilton and Burr: The Final Chapter His extramarital affair with a married woman brought his public career to a conclusion but he continued to involve himself in political intrigue. It was his role in a contested election that brought him to a duel with Aaron Burr, the shadowy character in American history. Scandal and death cannot overpower the mighty role he played in building the United States of America.

30 review for Alexander Hamilton: A Life From Beginning to End (One Hour History US Presidents Book 10)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Calzean

    Less than 50 pages this little booklet told me all I wanted to know about Alexander Hamilton. Well written, concise and, I assume, covering all of the highlights (and lowlights) of a remarkable man.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    Labeled as a bastard in the society of his birth, Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755, in Charlestown on the Island of Nevis, in the West Indies. Immigrating to the North American colonies in 1772, he lived in New York and attended King’s College (later to be renamed Columbia University). His plans of graduating and reading law are cut short when the spirit of revolution raises its head in 1775. Like countless others, Hamilton marched to the drum and served in the Revolutionary War; Labeled as a bastard in the society of his birth, Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755, in Charlestown on the Island of Nevis, in the West Indies. Immigrating to the North American colonies in 1772, he lived in New York and attended King’s College (later to be renamed Columbia University). His plans of graduating and reading law are cut short when the spirit of revolution raises its head in 1775. Like countless others, Hamilton marched to the drum and served in the Revolutionary War; serving as General George Washington’s Aid-de-Camp for a large portion of it. Like so many others, Hamilton had a vision for the newly independent nation he had fought to create. He worked with other great men of the time to compose the Constitution of the United States and was one of its signers. Many people erroneously assume that the founding fathers of the United States were only those who signed the Declaration of Independence or served as president in the first couple of decades of the new nation. I say “erroneously” because the country that would one day be the world power it is today is the result of many individuals and their unique perspectives. Reading this micro-biography, one is introduced (or reintroduced, as the case may be), to the mind of a great intellectual and visionary. Serving as the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was a supporter strong central government and his vision, though not shared by all, forms the basis of the economic system we enjoy today. Alexander Hamilton, like many of his contemporaries, was a man of passion. Politics within this new and budding government hasn’t changed much over the last 235 years. I, like many people around the world, looked at the 2016 Presidential Election with horror and even disgust. This book serves as a reminder that the antics and accusations of politicians are as old as this country. The only big change is in multi-media. Alexander Hamilton is best known for his portrait on a ten dollar bill. That is a more than a suitable place of reverence to one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

  3. 4 out of 5

    EvilWebBoy

    Alexander Hamilton: A Life From Beginning to End One Hour History Long before the musical I admired this man. As a child I saw that we shared a birthday (Different Year Though). And 250 years after his birth my son Alexander was born! In this political environment we should remember the only immigrant on US Currency, and all he did for this country. He founded 2 companies that are still around today (NY Post and Bank Of New York). He died at 47 and left 8 kids behind, and his wife lived another 50 ye Alexander Hamilton: A Life From Beginning to End One Hour History Long before the musical I admired this man. As a child I saw that we shared a birthday (Different Year Though). And 250 years after his birth my son Alexander was born! In this political environment we should remember the only immigrant on US Currency, and all he did for this country. He founded 2 companies that are still around today (NY Post and Bank Of New York). He died at 47 and left 8 kids behind, and his wife lived another 50 years! Imagine if every political dispute ended up in a duel? We'd have no politicians!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Otherwyrld

    A great introduction to the life of a most extraordinary man, who may have never become President but who influenced American history in ways that are still felt today.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rohan

    Nice and short, not academic, more like a feature article I guess. Good to read after the musical.

  6. 5 out of 5

    John S Roth

    Highly Educational! This overview brought more information to light on the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, than I ever received in school! I found it a fascinating read!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Terri Gostola

    "How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor grow up to be a hero and a scholar?" Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton the Musical) I've read a number of "One Hour Histories" now about a lot of topics. Some I like very much and some not so much. This one I liked very much. Alexander Hamilton had an incredible life. He was orphaned very young, in almost impossible poverty, and yet his intellig "How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor grow up to be a hero and a scholar?" Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton the Musical) I've read a number of "One Hour Histories" now about a lot of topics. Some I like very much and some not so much. This one I liked very much. Alexander Hamilton had an incredible life. He was orphaned very young, in almost impossible poverty, and yet his intelligence made him stand out and draw the attention of those who helped him. He wasn't perfect and yet our country owes him so much. It seemed as though destiny threw him in Aaron Burr's path over and over again. How very sad that his beloved son died in a duel and a few years later Hamilton died in a duel as well.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie Gleckler Clark

    Having had the good fortune to learn a bit about Hamilton a couple of years ago, I was delighted to have the opportunity to read this hourly history. My first introduction to Hamilton, as with many of us, was while I was in high school studying American history. I had forgotten a good bit about Hamilton until visiting Yorktown during the summer of 2018. Standing in the fields of the battle of Yorktown, and actually walking in and near Redoubt 9 and Redoubt 10 where Lafayette and Hamilton and the Having had the good fortune to learn a bit about Hamilton a couple of years ago, I was delighted to have the opportunity to read this hourly history. My first introduction to Hamilton, as with many of us, was while I was in high school studying American history. I had forgotten a good bit about Hamilton until visiting Yorktown during the summer of 2018. Standing in the fields of the battle of Yorktown, and actually walking in and near Redoubt 9 and Redoubt 10 where Lafayette and Hamilton and their 400 troops defeated General Cornwallace and his troops was amazing. Now reading more about Hamilton, his political aspirations, his dedication to our country and to our country’s financial system, gives me pause.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Gail Baugniet

    A very quick read and a satisfyingly comprehensive biography of Alexander Hamilton. I knew so little about this man that most of the context was an enjoyable history lesson for me. This also whet my appetite for a more in depth work about his life, leading me to Ron Chernow's eponymous tome. No happy medium with these two choices but beginning with this book and speed reading through much of the second, there is little left to the imagination and you will walk away with a definite opinion of thi A very quick read and a satisfyingly comprehensive biography of Alexander Hamilton. I knew so little about this man that most of the context was an enjoyable history lesson for me. This also whet my appetite for a more in depth work about his life, leading me to Ron Chernow's eponymous tome. No happy medium with these two choices but beginning with this book and speed reading through much of the second, there is little left to the imagination and you will walk away with a definite opinion of this over-achiever who played a hefty role in the forming the USA as we know it today.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Debra K Maggard

    Interesting account This was a very interesting account of Alexander Hamilton’s life. He was definitely not a boring founding father of our nation. Hamilton was a man who made mistakes, sacrifices, and apologizes. It would be interesting to learn more about his wife and how she constantly overcame his shortcomings.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Patricia S Winchel

    Educational Read Reading about the history of our country is always educational and helps us to remember our roots. Alexander Hamilton may never have been president, but he did much to develop a healthy government that united the states, voiced the best ideas for a strong economy and developed the government banking system.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Hilliger

    A great start about an easy American leader... I will admit that I really didn't know much about Alexander Hamilton before reading this book. I appreciated how the author included information about Hamilton The Musical. I would like to find out even more about Alexander Hamilton. A great start about an easy American leader... I will admit that I really didn't know much about Alexander Hamilton before reading this book. I appreciated how the author included information about Hamilton The Musical. I would like to find out even more about Alexander Hamilton.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Michele Amitrani

    Another great add in the Hourly History series. Possibly one of my favourite in the series. The fact I had no knowledge of Hamilton might be one of the factors that made me enjoy his story so much. Regardless, I found the book well written and enjoyable. And informative, of course.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ryan John

    Great historical reading, would not have believed this went on back then. Bravo! Many have tried but this book does it better than any of The older written books, I felt apart of history, great job!!!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Pat White

    A Foreign Orphan Fights to Unite the States This quick and easy read is informative and interesting. I recommend it for history buffs as young as middle school. It shines a light on our early days as a united states.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Zine Smith

    Good Overview The author does an excellent job of writing the highlights of Hamilton's life. His writing is a quick, easy read. I would like to see a more involved biography by the author. Good Overview The author does an excellent job of writing the highlights of Hamilton's life. His writing is a quick, easy read. I would like to see a more involved biography by the author.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Sudbury

    After my children got interested in the musical, I have decided to take a more in depth look at a few of the known and lesser known historical characters. This book was a great, whort read about Hamilton and gave me a somewhat better insight into his life.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Katy Picken

    I downloaded this after watching "Hamilton" as I realised how little I knew about American history and that I knew nothing at all about Hamilton himself. It was a good well-written account of his life, which I really enjoyed reading. I downloaded this after watching "Hamilton" as I realised how little I knew about American history and that I knew nothing at all about Hamilton himself. It was a good well-written account of his life, which I really enjoyed reading.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sam Bronstein

    A great read An important read about an important yet less known political power of the founding father days. It’s well written and easy to understand.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    oh my goodness! i really enjoyed this. i knew nothing about him so thank you Hourly History for this brief introduction

  21. 4 out of 5

    Bruce

    More than I ever knew!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Emma Dargue

    Interesting biography about one of America's most controversial characters. Interesting biography about one of America's most controversial characters.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Sorry to say, this short biography reads like a high school term paper written the night before it was due. There are grammatical and spelling errors. I dumped it out because it’s bad.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Great fast read I have a passion for American History. This is a great fast read. I am looking forward to reading all of them.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra Aitchison

    Quick simple and to the point I really enjoyed this short story great for a quick read into the basic background of Alexander Hamilton thank you

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lachy Toogood

    Hamilton’s right hand compendium. Very easy reading and so informative. A perfect accompaniment for fans of the musical. I learnt and consolidated so much!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    I enjoyed the book. I’ve never even heard about Hamilton before watching the play, I’m eager to read more about early American history and our founding fathers.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Elyse P

    I read this speedy book to prepare and educate me for an off-Broadway performance of "Hamilton." I learned so much very quickly and was able to enjoy the musical even more than expected. I read this speedy book to prepare and educate me for an off-Broadway performance of "Hamilton." I learned so much very quickly and was able to enjoy the musical even more than expected.

  29. 4 out of 5

    David

    Forgotten Founding Father Really enjoy these one hour biographies of these great Americans. Hamilton was instrumental in the revolution beside Washington and then in Washington's first cabenit as Secretary of the Treasury. Forgotten Founding Father Really enjoy these one hour biographies of these great Americans. Hamilton was instrumental in the revolution beside Washington and then in Washington's first cabenit as Secretary of the Treasury.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jim Mccullen

    Wow reads like a novel Enjoyed learning so much about Hamilton. Sad he lost his life and his son's to the same man. I guess in the end it was his fault Wow reads like a novel Enjoyed learning so much about Hamilton. Sad he lost his life and his son's to the same man. I guess in the end it was his fault

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