Alexander Hamilton

Author: Ron Chernow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101200858
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A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation. In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. “To repudiate his legacy,” Chernow writes, “is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.” Chernow here recounts Hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804. Chernow’s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America’s birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans. “Nobody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow” —The New York Times Book Review Ron Chernow's new biography, Grant, will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017.

The Civil War Trilogy 3 Book Boxset Gods and Generals The Killer Angels and The Last Full Measure

Author: Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345534867
Format: PDF
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Michael Shaara reinvented the war novel with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Jeff Shaara continued his father’s legacy with a series of centuries-spanning New York Times bestsellers. Together at last in eBook form, this volume assembles three Civil War novels from America’s first family of military fiction: Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The Last Full Measure. Gods and Generals traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders—Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Joshua Chamberlain—from the gathering clouds of war. The Killer Angels re-creates the fight for America’s destiny in the Battle of Gettysburg, the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history. And The Last Full Measure brings to life the final two years of the Civil War, chasing the escalating conflict between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant—complicated, heroic, and deeply troubled men—through to its riveting conclusion at Appomattox. Contains a preview Jeff Shaara’s new novel of the Civil War, A Blaze of Glory. Praise for Michael Shaara and Jeff Shaara’s Civil War trilogy “Brilliant does not even begin to describe the Shaara gift.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Shaara’s beautifully sensitive novel delves deeply in the empathetic realm of psycho-history, where enemies do not exist—just mortal men forced to make crucial decisions and survive on the same battlefield.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Gods and Generals “Remarkable . . . a book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive.”—Ken Burns, on The Killer Angels “The Last Full Measure is more than another historical novel. It is rooted in history, but its strength is the element of humanity flowing through its characters. . . . The book is compelling, easy to read, well researched and written, and thought-provoking. . . . In short, it is everything that a reader could ask for.”—Chicago Tribune

Wearing Purple Oz Blackstone series Book 3

Author: Quintin Jardine
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755353641
Format: PDF
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Not even the larger-than-life can escape the vice-grip of murder... Oz Blackstone delves into the dangerous world of professional wrestling in Wearing Purple, Quintin Jardine's third novel to feature the private investigator. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and James Oswald. Newly married to his childhood sweetheart and happily settled in Glasgow, private enquiry agent Oz Blackstone is looking for a touch of the unexpected in his life. And when he's introduced to the seven-foot, granite-muscled figure of Everett Davis, champion wrestler and head of the burgeoning Global Wrestling Alliance, he knows he's found it. The GWA's televised tour of Europe has been dogged by inexplicable technical hitches and terrifying accidents in the ring - leaving Everett convinced that someone is trying to sabotage his business before it can take on the big boys and go global. Under the inspired disguise of Master of Ceremonies, Oz enters the extraordinary world of professional wrestling to try and unmask the perpetrator. But as he begins to discover the dangerous reality behind the glittering facade, a string of accidents becomes murder, and suddenly Oz has to wrestle with the biggest crisis of his life. What readers are saying about Wearing Purple: '[This book] exploded and I struggled to put it down' 'Rip roaring escapism from a master of the genre' 'Made me laugh, made me cry and kept me guessing'

Perfect Girlfriend Du wei t du liebst mich

Author: Karen Hamilton
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641211670
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Sie ist die perfekte Freundin. Sie würde alles für dich tun... Du kannst ihr nicht entkommen. Juliette Price weiß genau, was sie will und wen sie will. Um ihrem Freund Nate nahe zu sein, wird sie Flugbegleiterin bei der Airline, für die er als Pilot arbeitet. Sie sind füreinander bestimmt, da ist Juliette absolut sicher. Dass Nate vor ein paar Monaten mit ihr Schluss gemacht hat, bedeutet nichts. Denn Juliette hat einen Plan, wie sie ihn zurückgewinnen wird. Sie ist die perfekte Freundin, und sie wird ihm zeigen, wie sehr er sie in seinem tiefsten Inneren noch liebt – und wenn er sie dafür erst einmal fürchten lernen muss ...

Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth

Author: Stephen F. Knott
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Knott observes that Thomas Jefferson and his followers, and, later, Andrew Jackson and his adherents, tended to view Hamilton and his principles as "un-American." While his policies generated mistrust in the South and the West, where he is still seen as the founding plutocrat, Hamilton was revered in New England and parts of the mid-Atlantic states. Hamilton's image as a champion of American nationalism caused his reputation to soar during the Civil War, at least in the North. However, in the wake of Gilded Age excesses, progressive and populist political leaders branded Hamilton as the patron saint of Wall Street, and his reputation began to disintegrate."--BOOK JACKET.

The Absence of Friends

Author: Andrew R. Hamilton
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496991478
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A cryptic but revealing diary entry, penned by an anonymous hand. A killer in the midst of a group of friends, waiting for their moment to strike. A body – but why would they be the killer’s intended victim? The identities of all three are left as a guessing game-right until the climatic and dramatic ending. This sets the foundations that The Absence of Friends uses in a whodunit with a chilling twist. The story spans more than four decades prior, following the lives and loves of each of the main characters as they all find themselves colliding into one another’s worlds and into the crux of a hellish nightmare that none will allow themselves to ever forget. Shocking revelations come to the fore as each character’s past is delved into and unravelled, taking us straight to the heart of their exciting highs and tense lows. Nail-biting tension mounts as the final tragedy strikes, leading us into an explosive finale that you wouldn’t ever have seen coming. But with such strong bonds being forged amongst the friends, - who has the motive to kill? - who is their intended victim? - and who is the mysterious diary writer?

Alexander Hamilton

Author: John M. Rosenburg
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 9780761316176
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A biography of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, discussing his accomplishments as well as the controversy and scandal that marked his career.