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Alexander Hamilton : the illustrated biography / Richard Sylla.

Author:
Sylla, Richard Eugene [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : Sterling, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xv, 272 pages, 3 foldout pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Summary note:
"Meet the founding father who made America modern... An immigrant from the West Indies, he played a crucial part in the political, legal, and economic development of the new nation: He served as Washington&s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War; he helped establish the Constitution; he wrote most of The Federalist Papers; and he modernized America&s fledgling finances, among other notable achievements. Noted Hamilton scholar and chairman of the Museum of American Finance, Richard Sylla, brings the flesh-and-blood man&student, soldier, lawyer, political scientist, finance minister, and politician&to life and reveals captivating details of his private life as well as his infamous demise at the hands of Vice President Aaron Burr..."--provided by publisher.
Notes:
Maps on end pages.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: Emerging from the shadows -- Part one: Hamilton in the sun. Immigrant ; Soldier ; Reformer ; Legislator ; Constitutionalist ; Secretary of the treasury ; Abolitionist ; Major general ; Last years -- Part two: Legacies. Hamilton and the development of America ; Hamilton's impact on world history -- Epilogue: Goals and achievements.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781454922759 ((hardcover))
  • 1454922753 ((hardcover))
OCLC:
952369703
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