A judicious, full-length biography of Hamilton, elegantly aristocratic, brilliant, ambitions, an unrelenting fighter- from...

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON

A judicious, full-length biography of Hamilton, elegantly aristocratic, brilliant, ambitions, an unrelenting fighter- from his illegitimate birth in the West Indies, to his dominant position in Washington's cabinet and the Federalist party. Here is the traditional Hamilton, headstrong egotist, the brains and pen of his Chief, scorner of the mob, foe of Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Burr, chamption of a strong federal government, a national bank, non-interference in business. Schachner whitewashes the Reynolds' affair, Hamilton's relations with his sister-in-law, the speculation scandals, and presents a minutely inclusive, scholarly biography. There has been singularly little on Hamilton of recent years, and this taps new source material.

Pub Date: May 31, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Appleton-Century

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1946