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Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow
Edition: Hardcover
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6 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worthwhile!, April 29, 2004
This review is from: Alexander Hamilton (Hardcover)
I love that Ron began his book with Betsey! I am thrilled that he has taken so much time to research and fill in this side of Hamilton. It has long been obvious to me, from just the few letters that have been made more widely available, that Hamilton was a man of deep heart and great romance.
Forrest McDonald saw it in the 1979. Gertrude Atherton wrote an entire novel based on it in 1902, and then had to defend her position in 1903. Somehow, this insight was glossed over for years, until now.
Thank you, Mr. Chernow, for resurrecting this piece of Col. Hamilton's character! You have "done justice to the memory of Betsey's Hamilton."

Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth
Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth
by Stephen F. Knott
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $34.95
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary, April 4, 2004
Knott provides us with a clear account of Hamilton's philosophical contributions and a compelling story about the uncertainty with which Americans approach his legacy. This book is masterful in detailing the competing political agendas and in framing how politicians, acamedicians, and pundits use the Founders and their rhetoric to push forward their own agendas. A wonderful book that helps us understand our American political culture, as much as one of our country's most important Founding Fathers.

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