Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Writings” as Want to Read:
Writings
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Writings

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  73 ratings  ·  6 reviews
One of the most vivid, influential, and controversial figures of the American founding, Alexander Hamilton was an unusually prolific and vigorous writer. As a military aide to George Washington, forceful critic of the Articles of Confederation, persuasive proponent of ratification of the Constitution, first Secretary of the Treasury, and leader of the Federalist party, Ham ...more
Hardcover, 1108 pages
Published October 15th 2001 by Library of America
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Writings, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Writings

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 317)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Christopher
A comprehensive, chronological collection of the writings of one of, if not the most, brilliant Founding Fathers, this collection gives you Alexander Hamilton in all of his facets with zero editorial interpretation. And that is one of the things that make this book so great. If you have already read a biography of Alexander Hamilton (Ron Chernow's is a great, comprehensive one to start with), this book will give the reader a closer, "over-the-shoulder" look at him that is incredibly enlightening ...more
ranjit mathoda
You can learn a great deal from the writings of Alexander Hamilton. In his 1790 Report on Public Credit, Hamilton both explains the financial challenges facing the infant nation and his plan for tackling them. Hamilton's plan establishes the power of the federal government, accurately predicts America's path to commercial greatness, and so scares James Madison, architect of the Constitution and a co-author of the Federalist Papers, that Madison spends the remainder of his life trying to limit th ...more
Allyce
If you are an American you need to read this to shatter your illusions, and understand how this country came about.
Roger
Mar 10, 2009 Roger is currently reading it
excellent insight into Hamilton - one of the most under appreciated of our Founders/Forefathers
Bill
He was a brilliant man. This is more of an historical reference book than a cover to cover book.
Craig J.
Alexander Hamilton: Writings (Library of America) by Alexander Hamilton (2001)
Thomas
Thomas marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2015
Jack
Jack marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2015
1991
1991 marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2015
Kelsey
Kelsey added it
Apr 10, 2015
Derek Dahlman
Derek Dahlman marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2015
Cary Duckworth
Cary Duckworth marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2015
Michael Krause
Michael Krause marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2015
jaegrr
jaegrr marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2015
Zuzana
Zuzana marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2015
Juvenal Nkeramahame
Juvenal Nkeramahame marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2015
william
william marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2015
Dan Clark
Dan Clark marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2015
Phillip Morton
Phillip Morton marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2015
Ollie
Ollie marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2015
Patricia
Patricia marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2015
J. S
J. S added it
Jan 25, 2015
Timothy James Connolly
Timothy James Connolly marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2015
Mark
Mark added it
Jan 06, 2015
Jonathan Levine
Jonathan Levine marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • James Madison: Writings: Writings 1772-1836
  • Writings: Autobiography/Notes on the State of Virginia/Public & Private Papers/Addresses/Letters
  • The Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification : Part One, September 1787-February 1788 (Library of America)
  • Writings
  • American Speeches: Political Oratory from the Revolution to he Civil War
  • Speeches and Writings, 1859-1865
  • American Revolution: Writings from the War of Independence
  • Collected Writings: Common Sense/The Crisis/Rights of Man/The Age of Reason/Pamphlets/Articles & Letters
  • Writings
  • History of the United States of America During the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson
  • Gentleman Revolutionary : Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution
  • John Quincy Adams: American Visionary
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • John Jay: Founding Father
  • Dick: Five Novels of the 1960s and 70s
  • The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89
  • Novels, 1944-1953
  • Early Writings
51287
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher. He led calls for the Philadelphia Convention, was one of America's first Constitutional lawyers, an
...more
More about Alexander Hamilton...
The Federalist Papers The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers The Original Federalist Case for the Constitution: The Federalist Papers and Other Key American Writings on Liberty The Federalist The Pacificus-Helvidius Debates of 1793-94: Toward the Completion of the American Founding

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.” 1 likes
More quotes…