Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

Author: Jean Fritz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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The perfect chapter book biography for young fans of the Hamilton musical! Most people know that Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr, and that his face is on the ten dollar bill. But he was much more than that! Born in the West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an immigrant, an outsider. He fought in the American Revolution and became George Washington's most valuable aide-de-camp. As one of America's Founding Fathers, he was there for the writing of the Constitution and became the first Secretary of the Treasury. Jean Fritz's award-winning talent for bringing history to life shines as she shares the true story of Alexander Hamilton, a man of action who was honorable, ambitious, and fiercely loyal to his adopted country.

Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father!

Author: Mark Shulman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 115

A fascinating and entertaining biography of Alexander Hamilton, in graphic novel format. Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father! tells the story of one of the most ambitious and controversial figures in American history in a graphic novel format. From a rough childhood on the Caribbean island of Nevis to the highest levels of American politics, Alexander Hamilton’s life was filled with adventure, conflict, and controversy. Full-color illustrations and an entertaining narrative make this graphical biography of America’s first Secretary of the Treasury accessible for readers of all ages.

Alexander Hamilton: Documents Decoded

Author: Christina G. Villegas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 470

An indispensable resource for all readers, this book summarizes the founding of America alongside the personal and public life of one of America's most influential Founders through a comprehensive investigation of Hamilton's extensive writings. • Offers insight into both the public and private life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most significant historical figures and an American icon • Allows students to better grasp the seminal events of the founding of America through the writings of one of the leading Founders • Encourages thoughtful examination of primary source documents on the early years of the American republic

Alexander Hamilton

The Fighting Founding Father!

Author: Mark Shulman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 103

A colorful biography of the famous founder in graphic novel format: “This series makes history approachable and engaging, especially for reluctant readers.” —Booklist Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father! tells the story of one of the most ambitious and controversial figures in American history in a graphic novel format. From a rough childhood on the Caribbean island of Nevis to the highest levels of American politics, Alexander Hamilton’s life was filled with adventure, conflict, and controversy. Full-color illustrations and an entertaining narrative make this graphical biography of America’s first Secretary of the Treasury accessible for readers of all ages. Includes a timeline, glossary, and resource list

True Life: Alexander Hamilton

Author: Monika Davies

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 289

Alexander Hamilton was George Washington's right-hand man and Thomas Jefferson's most notable rival. He was the beloved husband of Eliza Schuyler and the victim of Aaron Burr's fury. Learn all about the fascinating life of this influential Founding Father. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and featuring TIME content, this high-interest biography includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The intriguing sidebars, detailed images, and in-depth Reader's Guide require students to connect back to the text and encourage multiple readings. The Think Link and Dig Deeper! sections develop students' higher-order thinking skills. The Check It Out! section includes suggested books, videos, and websites for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex and rigorous content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.

Alexander Hamilton

Author: Ron Chernow

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 816

View: 123

ADAPTED INTO THE MAJOR AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL, HAMILTON. Opening in London in November 2017! Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who overcame all the odds to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Few figures in American history are more controversial. In this masterful work, Chernow shows how the political and economic power of America today is the result of Hamilton's willingness to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. He charts his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Monroe and Burr;his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds;his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza;and the notorious duel with Aaron Burr that led to his death in July 1804. The book was adapted into a hugely successful Broadway musical – winner of 11 Tony awards – which opens at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London in November 2017.

Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

Author: Pam Pollack

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical. Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American Colonies and studied to become a lawyer. He joined a local militia during the American Revolution, rose to the rank of Major General, and became the chief aide to General George Washington. After the war, he became the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He founded the Bank of New York and The New York Post newspaper. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and is also celebrated as a co-author of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that are still used today to interpret the U.S. Constitution. The end of his life became a national scandal when he was shot and killed in a duel with then-Vice President Aaron Burr.

20 Fun Facts About Alexander Hamilton

Author: M. H. Seeley

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 797

Alexander Hamilton is a familiar name in American history because of the amazing life he led. From his early life as an orphan to traveling to New York City and becoming an influential Founding Father, Hamilton’s life was full of drama and achievements. This book looks at some of the most remarkable things about his life, giving a glimpse into his life in the Caribbean as well as the battles he had with other Founding Fathers to pass his financial plan for the new nation. Though his life ended in tragedy, readers will love learning about the man whose face appears on the ten-dollar bill in this engaging work full of fascinating trivia.

The Hamilton Collection

The Wisdom and Writings of the Founding Father

Author: Dan Tucker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 838

The subject of a New York Times best-selling biography and a Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, interest in Alexander Hamilton is at an all-time high. This carefully curated collection of Hamilton's writings gives the reader an intimate glimpse into the mind of our most misunderstood founding father. The smash-hit musical Hamilton presents its central character as a truth-telling immigrant boot-strapper who used his extraordinary intelligence to make good -- but what was he really like? Let the man himself, a prolific and extremely effective writer, tell his story in his own words. Organized chronologically, this collection of Alexander Hamilton's personal letters, business and governmental correspondence, and excerpts from his most important published writings (including the Federalist Papers) gives readers first-hand insight into this highly influential founding father who engineered the ratification of the US Constitution, created the United States' financial system, and established friendly trade relations with Britain. The book includes love letters to Elizabeth Schuyler, who became his wife, and correspondence with his friend-turned-nemesis, Aaron Burr, which led to the duel in Weehawken that ended Hamilton's life at the age of 47. Also included are responses from some of his correspondents that give a 360-degree view of the man so esteemed by his protector and friend, George Washington, but reviled by others, including Washington's successor as president, John Adams. Illustrated with 50 illustrations, drawings, document facsimiles and more, the text is accompanied throughout by explanatory annotations from editor Dan Tucker who also provides introductions to each chapter and a preface.