Author
Description

<p><h2>You've seen the show, you've sung the songs, now read the full story of America's most misunderstood founding father. </h2></p><p><b>'I was swept up by the story. I thought it 'out-Dickens' Dickens in the unlikeliness of this man's rise from his humble beginnings in Nevis in the Caribbean, to changing, helping shape our young nation. And it's uniquely an immigrant story and it's uniquely a story about writers ... It's an amazing biography' LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA</b></p><p>Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who overcame all the odds to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.</p><p>Few figures in American history are more controversial than Alexander Hamilton. In this masterful work, Chernow shows how the political and economic power of America today is the result of Hamilton's willingness to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. He charts his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Monroe and Burr; his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds; his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza; and the notorious duel with Aaron Burr that led to his death in July 1804.</p>

ISBN
9781800244399
Imprint
Apollo
Category
Non Fiction
Published
Pages
832
Annotation

<p>The biography of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, which became the basis for the hugely successful Broadway show <i>Hamilton</i>.</p>

Region Exclusive
AG AI AU BB BD BM BN BS BT BW BZ CC CK CM CX DM FJ FK FO GB GD GG GH GI GM GS GY HM IE IM IN IO JE JM KE KI KN KY LC LK LS MM MS MU MV MW MY MZ NA NF NG NP NR NU NZ PG PN SB SC SD SG SH SL SO SZ TC TK TO TT TV TZ UG VC VG VU WS YE ZA ZM ZW
Region Non-Exclusive
AD AE AF AL AM AO AQ AR AT AW AX AZ BA BE BF BG BH BI BJ BL BO BQ BR BV BY CD CF CG CH CI CL CN CO CR CU CV CW CY CZ DE DJ DK DO DZ EC EE EG EH ER ES ET FI FR GA GE GF GL GN GP GQ GR GT GW HK HN HR HT HU ID IL IQ IR IS IT JO JP KG KH KM KP KR KW KZ LA LB LI LR LT LU LV LY MA MC MD ME MF MG MK ML MN MO MQ MR MT MX NE NI NL NO OM PA PE PF PK PL PM PS PT PW PY QA RE RO RS RU RW SA SE SI SJ SK SM SN SR SS ST SV SX SY TD TF TG TH TJ TL TM TN TR TW UA UY UZ VA VE VN WF YT
Region Excluded
AS CA FM GU MH MP PH PR UM US VI
Quotes

'A mammoth work of research that charted the course of Hamilton's dazzling career and the dark controversies that accompanied it' <i>Guardian</i>.

'A magnificent biography' <i>Spectator</i>.

'An elegantly written, richly detailed account of Hamilton's tempestuous life' <i>The Times</i>.

'Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow' <i>New York Times Book Review</i>.

'Chernow charts his way through Hamilton's hectic life, and the tumultuous times in which he lived, with aplomb' <i>Military History Monthly</i>.

'That biography is incredible. It out-Dickenses Charles Dickens' Lin-Manuel Miranda.

'A brilliant recreation of the society and culture of the time: thoughtful and playful, moving and powerful' Michael Gove.

Illustrations
2 x 8pp b&w illustrations
Editions
ISBN
9781786690012
Format
eBook
Title
Alexander Hamilton
ISBN
9781786690029
Format
Trade Paperback
Title
Alexander Hamilton
ISBN
9781786690036
Format
Trade Paperback
Title
Alexander Hamilton
ISBN
9781786691309
Format
Hardback
Title
Alexander Hamilton
ISBN
9781788543637
Format
CD
Title
Alexander Hamilton
ISBN
9781788543644
Format
Audio Download
Title
Alexander Hamilton
Prices
[{"currency":"GBP","amount":"15.99","countries":"GB"}]
Image
BIC Code
BGH
Genre
Export Only
Off
Sales Points

A <i>NYT</i> #1 bestselling US biography.

The musical is a winner of 11 Tony Awards.

Over 600,000 copies sold in the US.

Michael Gove's 'biography of the year' in THE TIMES.

Measure X
145
Measure
mm
Measure Y
228
Is Primary Edition
Off