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Washington and Hamilton Paperback – March 13, 2020
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- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1492631337
- ISBN-13 : 978-1492631330
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.88 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Sourcebooks; Reprint edition (March 13, 2020)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #310,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The authors do an excellent job of showing both the tensions and the astounding results of this alliance between a man of stable and moderate temperament, Washington, and the quick brilliance and eloquence of Hamilton. And yes, there were numerous "breaks" in the relationship when Washington thought Hamilton had gone off the rails, so to speak.
Still, this a very readable book, and the narrative leads naturally to the well reasoned conclusion that Washington and Hamilton shared a real world view of the risks and blood of real world revolutions, as opposed to armchair radicals, and they knew there was jus a thin veneer separating order from chaos. They were, as the authors note in what I thought was a brilliant phrase, "sober revolutionaries". And because of their actions, and precedents, the American revolution did not turn inward and consume itself, unlike most revolutions in history.
Just a brilliant book. I'd give more than five stars, if I could!
These men are among the greatest in human history in terms of what they achieved for mankind .
The authors did a decent job of giving the other side about these people who have become controversial in our modern revisionest times where the greatest men in history are now looked down upon because they did not adhere to modern political correctness. while being deeply moral men by the standards of their times.
The fact that Washington owned slaves does not change the fact that he was a truly great man.
The fact that Hamilton had an affair does not mean that he did not establish the greatest financial system in the history of mankind. By the way, he favored abolition if that helps the modern reader.
I started this book with my preconceived notions of Washington as the good-hearted, yet less than keenly intelligent leader; of Hamilton, the Napoleon-like hothead; and of my conservative-leaning, libertarian hero, Thomas Jefferson. I finished this book with a new found respect for Washington; with my first impression on Hamilton that is based on any evidence other than prime time TV; and with disturbing questions about my here-to-fore hero, Jefferson. I feel the book has given me a much better grasp of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties of the age.
I prefer my history as unbiased as possible. I found this book a bit more openly biased than McCullough's "1776". That said, for the most part, I found it convincing.
how their relationship was formed, was structured and was flawed. Very happy that I read this book.
My full review can be accessed online at the Journal of the American Revolution.