Alexander Hamilton: A Captivating Guide to One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America - heftet, Engelsk, 2017
Alexander Hamilton is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. A deep thinker, a military leader, and a political dynamo, he was George Washington's right-hand man and perhaps the most important figure in the shaping of the Constitution. His policies and practices in government set the United States down a path of commercial wealth and economic stability. His ideas still resonate in the powerful nation he helped create.
During his time, Hamilton was a divisive figure. A political extremist who antagonized the conservative parts of the new republic while protecting its former opponents. The man at the heart of the nation's first major sex scandal. A political operator whose actions outraged opponents and eventually led to the duel that cost him his life.
It was an extraordinary life, made more extraordinary by Hamilton's origins. He was an outsider, an immigrant from the Caribbean who arrived in New York to make a new life for himself. In doing so, he helped to shape the framework of politics and commerce in America. In retrospect, the amazing thing about his fame is not its recent resurgence, but that it took so long for him to be widely recognized.
This book tells the story of Alexander Hamilton. The story of a nation born in blood, in struggle, and in the dynamism that immigrants could bring.
This Book Includes Captivating Stories and Facts about Alexander Hamilton's:
- Caribbean Childhood
- Education and Quest for Finding Work
- Military Career
- First Steps in Politics
- Part in the 1796 Election Campaign
- Time in Public Office
- Life After the Treasury
- Affair with Maria Reynolds
- The Constitutional Convention
- Creating the Federalist Papers
- The Formation of a National Bank
- The Creation of Parties
- And a Great Deal More that You don't Want to Miss out on