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Alexander Hamilton, American by Richard Brookhiser
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Alexander Hamilton, founding father, but not even born and raised in the United States.

The book gives an account of Hamilton's childhood years in the Virgin Islands, excelling as a boy with not father or mother in his life. After making it to the mainland, he overcomes any feelings of inferiority due to his background and rises to be one of the central voices and idea men behind our nation's founding.

The book gives a good account of his strengths as well as his weaknesses.
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