Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary

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In this engaging biography of one of America’s most popular Founding Fathers (thanks to the eponymous Broadway musical), Brockenbrough provides a quick but thorough overview of Alexander Hamilton’s life from his early years in the Caribbean to his death in one of the world’s most infamous duels. Her lively, intelligent prose makes the historical narrative engaging as she describes everything from the harsh winter at Valley Forge to the deep attraction Hamilton felt for his wife. And though the book focuses on Hamilton’s drive and accomplishments, it doesn’t shy away from noting his flaws and his failures. Even as it celebrates Hamilton, it recognizes he was still just a man.

The book is also beautifully designed, from the gold designs on the book cover to the interior illustrations that show readers everything from portraits of the key players to sketches of important places. Featured quotations break up the text and help draw readers into the narrative. History fans, Hamilton fans, and people who just like a good story will enjoy this book.

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Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Feiwel & Friends
Publish Date 2017-Sep-05
ISBN 9781250123190 Buy this Book
Issue March 2018
Category Young Adult


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