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Alexander Hamilton

by Chernow, Ron (Author)

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Traces the life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Full description

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Summary: Traces the life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.
Item Description: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Physical Description: 29 audio discs (35 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time: 35:30:00
ISBN: 9781524708658
1524708658
Author Notes: Educated at Yale and Cambridge University in England, Ron Chernow is a biographer who specializes in hard-hitting exposes on historical business figures. Among Chernow's early accomplishments was his unmasking of corruption in Chinatown for New York magazine in 1973.

In the book The House of Morgan, winner of the National Book Award in 1990, Chernow outlines the extraordinary path of J.P. Morgan's empire and its influence on the American banking industry. Chernow is also the author of Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, which chronicles the life and times of the richest man in the United States in the early 1900s. His other work includes The Warburgs, The Death of a Banker, Alexander Hamilton, Washington: A Life, and Grant.

Chernow is regular guest on the National Public Radio programs Fresh Air with Terry Gross and All Things Considered.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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