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The Resource Alexander Hamilton : a life, Willard Sterne Randall

Alexander Hamilton : a life, Willard Sterne Randall

Label
Alexander Hamilton : a life
Title
Alexander Hamilton
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Willard Sterne Randall
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An account of one of the most ingenious and complex founders of the United States traces his life, from his birth on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely demise in Weehawken, New Jersey in 1804
  • In the first full, one-volume biography of Alexander Hamilton in more than two decades, award-winning historian Willard Sterne Randall takes a fresh look at one of the most brilliant, conflicted, and elusive of our nation's founders. Orphaned at thirteen and apprenticed in a counting house, the precocious Hamilton learned principles of business that helped him, as the first U.S. secretary of the treasury, to create the American banking system and invent the modern corporation. But first the staunch, intrepid Hamilton served in the American Revolution, primarily as aide-de-camp to General Washington, acting as Washington's spymaster. Forging a successful legal career, Hamilton coauthored The Federalist Papers and plunged into politics. Irresistibly attractive to women, he was a man of many gifts, but he could be arrogant and was at times a poor judge of character. In this meticulously researched, illuminating, and lively account, Willard Sterne Randall mines the latest scholarship to provide a new perspective on Alexander Hamilton, his illegitimate birth, little-known military activities, political and diplomatic intrigues, and sometimes scandalous private life. From his less than auspicious start in 1755 on the Caribbean island of Nevis to his untimely death in a duel with his old enemy Aaron Burr in 1804, Alexander Hamilton, despite his short and tragic life, left a huge legacy. - Jacket flap
Summary
An account of one of the most ingenious and complex founders of the United States traces his life, from his birth on the Caribbean Island of Nevis to his untimely demise in Weehawken, New Jersey in 1804
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
170659
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.4/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.H2
LC item number
R25 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Alexander Hamilton : a life, Willard Sterne Randall
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/2002068674.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-452) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 10
  • 4
  • "I Wish There Was a War"
  • 22
  • 5
  • "A Wandering Guest in Worlds Unknown"
  • 42
  • 6
  • "Americans Are Entitled to Freedom"
  • 65
  • 1
  • 7
  • "Men Go to Those Who Pay Them"
  • 100
  • 8
  • "We Shall Beat Them Soundly"
  • 126
  • 9
  • "A System of Infidelity"
  • 150
  • 10
  • "The Wish of My Heart"
  • "Treason of the Blackest Dye"
  • 179
  • 11
  • "Then We Must Part"
  • 215
  • 12
  • "The Art of Fleecing Neighbors"
  • 246
  • 13
  • "Acquisition of Power and Profit"
  • 1
  • 288
  • 14
  • "What May This Lead To?"
  • 317
  • 15
  • "The Compass of National Authority"
  • 354
  • 16
  • "A Host unto Himself"
  • 385
  • 2
  • "A Short Time to Live"
  • 6
  • 3
  • "Twice Guilty of Adultery"
Control code
2204483
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 476 pages
Isbn
9780060195496
Lccn
2002068674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49751010
  • (OCoLC)49751010
Label
Alexander Hamilton : a life, Willard Sterne Randall
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/2002068674.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-452) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 10
  • 4
  • "I Wish There Was a War"
  • 22
  • 5
  • "A Wandering Guest in Worlds Unknown"
  • 42
  • 6
  • "Americans Are Entitled to Freedom"
  • 65
  • 1
  • 7
  • "Men Go to Those Who Pay Them"
  • 100
  • 8
  • "We Shall Beat Them Soundly"
  • 126
  • 9
  • "A System of Infidelity"
  • 150
  • 10
  • "The Wish of My Heart"
  • "Treason of the Blackest Dye"
  • 179
  • 11
  • "Then We Must Part"
  • 215
  • 12
  • "The Art of Fleecing Neighbors"
  • 246
  • 13
  • "Acquisition of Power and Profit"
  • 1
  • 288
  • 14
  • "What May This Lead To?"
  • 317
  • 15
  • "The Compass of National Authority"
  • 354
  • 16
  • "A Host unto Himself"
  • 385
  • 2
  • "A Short Time to Live"
  • 6
  • 3
  • "Twice Guilty of Adultery"
Control code
2204483
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 476 pages
Isbn
9780060195496
Lccn
2002068674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49751010
  • (OCoLC)49751010

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