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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
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Published October 15th 2001 by Library of America
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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
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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
If you are an American you need to read this to shatter your illusions, and understand how this country came about.
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excellent insight into Hamilton - one of the most under appreciated of our Founders/Forefathers
He was a brilliant man. This is more of an historical reference book than a cover to cover book.
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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
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