Complex, passionate, brilliant, flawed—Alexander Hamilton comes alive in this exciting biography.
He was born out of wedlock on a small island in the West Indies and orphaned as a teenager. From those inauspicious circumstances, he rose to a position of power and influence in colonial America.
Discover this founding father's incredible true story: his brilliant scholarship and military career; his groundbreaking and enduring policy, which shapes American government today; his salacious and scandalous personal life; his heartrending end.
Richly informed by Hamilton's own writing, with archival artwork and new illustrations, this is an in-depth biography of an extraordinary man.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The hit musical Hamilton piqued our interest (and that of many others) in the founding father whose likeness appears on the $10 bill. Younger readers will enjoy Martha Brockenbrough’s lively history of the man, which is more colloquial and accessible than Ron Chernow’s definitive biography. Brockenbrough uses crisp details and easy-to-follow storytelling to color in the details of Hamilton’s dramatic, inspiring, and tragic life story. Her book is a great gift for budding history buffs.