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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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Jun 03, 08

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This book was really interesing! The only reason I was reading it was because I was researching on the creation of stocks, but once I started reading I enjoyed the book. This book is not like other biography books I've seen of our founding fathers. The book showed his personal life, and how his wife and him loved each other. This book was also really detailed, the author even mention about Hamilton's wife pregnancy. His wife even create a statue for him after his death. The part I found most interesting was when they talked about Hamilton's plan for the economy, although I learned about it in history. In this book, it doesn't just say what he does ,but it gives you the setting, and what was happening during that day. They talked about how Hamilton proposed the National bank, and found ways to help pay of debt that the U.S. owe to other countries. Also I thought how the author described Hamilton as the one who actually founded a captialist economy and no one else was biased because I remember in history class, Washington was also part of this capitalist economy. I thought that all Federalists supported this type of economy, which was interesting how the author stated that only Hamilton was the one who created the American economy today.One thing I realize while reading this book was the author was really biased. He talked about how good Hamilton was and how everyone found him easy to agree on while he made people such as Jefferson and Burr seem like the "bad guys". I liked how the author gave me a different persepective similar to Zinn's book, but the book took a while to read. He really made the Founding Fathers seem as they are alive. If you are interested in history of the New Nation period, this is a great book for you!
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