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Alexander Hamilton: A Life (Paperback)

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    Orphaned at thirteen and apprenticed in a counting house, the precocious Hamilton learned principles of business that helped him, as the first U.S. secretary of the treasury, to create the American banking system and invent the modern corporation. But ......more

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Orphaned at thirteen and apprenticed in a counting house, the precocious Hamilton learned principles of business that helped him, as the first U.S. secretary of the treasury, to create the American banking system and invent the modern corporation. But first the staunch, intrepid Hamilton served in the American Revolution, primarily as aide-de-camp to General Washington, acting as Washington's spymaster. Forging a successful legal career, Hamilton coauthored The Federalist Papers and plunged into politics. Irresistibly attractive to women, he was a man of many gifts, but he could be arrogant and was at times a poor judge of character.
In this account, Willard Sterne Randall mines the latest scholarship to provide a new perspective on Alexander Hamilton, his illegitimate birth, little-known military activities, political and diplomatic intrigues, and sometimes scandalous private life.
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 and tragic life, left a huge legacy.

Willard Sterne Randall is Visiting Professor of Humanities at Champlain College in Vermont.

Author:
Randall, Willard Sterne
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
512
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publish Date:
01/01/2004
Copyright Year:
2004
ISBN:
9780060954666
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.9 lb
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