Alexander Hamilton : a life (Book, 2014) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Alexander Hamilton : a life

Alexander Hamilton : a life

Author: Willard Sterne Randall
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial Political Classics, 2014. ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short life, left a huge legacy. Orphaned at thirteen and apprenticed in a counting house, Hamilton learned principles of business that helped him create the American financial system and invent the modern corporation. But first the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willard Sterne Randall
ISBN: 9780060954666 0060954663
OCLC Number: 909781235
Notes: "A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2003 by HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 476 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Willard Sterne Randall.

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From his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short life, left a huge legacy. Orphaned at thirteen and apprenticed in a counting house, Hamilton learned principles of business that helped him create the American financial system and invent the modern corporation. But first the staunch, intrepid Hamilton served in the American Revolution, acting as General Washington's spymaster. Forging a successful legal career, Hamilton coauthored the Federalist Papers and plunged into politics. Irresistibly attractive, he was a man of many gifts, but he could be arrogant and at times a poor judge of character. In this meticulously researched, illuminating, and lively account, Willard Sterne Randall explores Hamilton's life--his illegitimate birth, little-known military activities, political and diplomatic intrigues, and scandalous affairs--and its indelible impact on modern America.
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A Concise Introduction To Alexander Hamilton

by jmgallen (WorldCat user published 2018-01-28) Excellent Permalink

 

Alexander Hamilton’s saga of an illegitimate Caribbean youth from a broken family who mastered several languages, learned business in island...
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