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Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow

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A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation. In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is "a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all." Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow's biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today's America is the result of Hamilton's countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. "To repudiate his legacy," Chernow writes, "is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world." Chernow here recounts Hamilton's turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington's aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.Historians have long told the story of America's birth as the triumph of Jefferson's democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we've encountered before-from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

11h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:05

Introduction
Introduction

00:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:09


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:10


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:31


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:41


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:23


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:54


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:27


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:08


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:35


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:29


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:02


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:12


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:23


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:46


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:24


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:21


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:50


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:29


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:40


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:18


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:00


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:10


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:51


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:35


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:03


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:05


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

01:03