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Alexander Hamilton: A Captivating Guide to One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America

Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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Explore the fascinating life of Alexander Hamilton!

Alexander Hamilton is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. A deep thinker, a military leader, and a political dynamo, he was George Washington's right-hand man and perhaps the most important figure in the shaping of the Constitution. His policies and practices in government set the United States down a path of commercial wealth and economic stability. His ideas still resonate in the powerful nation he helped create.  

During his time, Hamilton was a divisive figure. A political extremist who antagonized the conservative parts of the new republic while protecting its former opponents. The man at the heart of the nation's first major sex scandal. A political operator whose actions outraged opponents and eventually led to the duel that cost him his life.  

It was an extraordinary life, made more extraordinary by Hamilton's origins. He was an outsider, an immigrant from the Caribbean who arrived in New York to make a new life for himself. In doing so, he helped to shape the framework of politics and commerce in America. In retrospect, the amazing thing about his fame is not its recent resurgence, but that it took so long for him to be widely recognized.  

This audiobook tells the story of Alexander Hamilton. The story of a nation born in blood, in struggle, and in the dynamism that immigrants could bring.
 

This audioook includes captivating stories and facts about Alexander Hamilton's: 

  • Caribbean childhood
  • Education and quest for finding work
  • Military career
  • First steps in politics
  • Part in the 1796 election campaign
  • Time in public office
  • Life after the treasury
  • Affair with Maria Reynolds

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about Alexander Hamilton!

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A bit basic.

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Honestly unsophisticated biography, it’s my personal opinion. Detail are decent but not much else. No annotations or explanation to speak of.

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Easy read/listening, deserves five stars.

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Alexander Hamilton is the least founding. I have been penetrating for a precise book of Alexander Hamilton and after a long search; I have lastly found this one! I like how Hamilton view or has a different viewpoint about banking and money because his mother is a single parent.

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The most important Founder Father.

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So easy to understand on one or the most important founder father of this great nation. Although the book is short and insincere review of Hamilton's life.

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It is to the point book.

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Interesting information. It seems pretty factual, yet enjoyable reading, recommend it to everyone. Good gateway into his life. Easy read and terse. Highly recommend the book by this author.

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I enjoyed the approach to his life.

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This was a fairly simplistic presentation Alexander Hamilton it was easy to read it but not in a great amount of detail. Indeed a great book for refreshing your memory of Hamilton's life. It is to the point and a very easy read!

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A wonderful book...

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A wonderful book about one of the most amazing men in the Revolution… what a story. Well done. A nice read. This book is a great resource. Most people don't know much about Hamilton, but this book can change that for the reader.

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An interesting read! A good introduction

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I enjoyed the approach to his life. Very interesting.Hamilton has a very interesting background that I had no idea about from my history in school. Politics was as bad then as it is now!

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Top history book for us.

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It wasn't terribly thorough, but had enough information to keep the book interesting. The writing style was easy to read.

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Love the writing style.

Would you consider the audio edition of Alexander Hamilton: A Captivating Guide to One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America to be better than the print version?

I always love to listen books instead hard copies.

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Each American should need to learn about our founding fathers and how our nation was built so I esteemed the outline. It was written in a non-conventional way with lots of phrases.

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  • Leroy Carter
  • 25-04-18

Major player in our country's founding.

The author does an exceptional job in cooling an curiosity that is only natural in regard to such a multi-faceted man. Highly recommended piece, and very well translated.

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  • Randall Torrez
  • 25-04-18

Alexander Hamilton has inspired me

I learned a lot about Alexander Hamilton. The book covered his whole life. This book describes a man that made a huge influence on our society, in a short well written book. It's amazing what you can learn when you take the time to read into someone's life, especially someone as significant to history as this. One of the reasons I picked this book up was a desire to become more familiar with Alexander Hamilton.

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  • Janet Crawford
  • 25-04-18

A Great Quick Read.

If you don't know much about Hamilton, this is a decent starting theme. It's easy to read, truthful and delivers a great understanding of his life and relationships.

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  • Wilda Sullivan
  • 25-04-18

Excellent all around.

I would highly recommend because it is more than just historical facts. I feel like I truly know the real Hamilton who contributed so much, flaws and all.

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  • Alexander B. Talbot
  • 25-04-18

A true man, a true american.

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Indeed most Alexanders are greatly known throughout history however Alexander Hamilton is often missed out or not given attention to. So for a change I grab a history book and it took me back to my History Class introducing me to important personalities like him and was thrilled to know how relevant his contribution to US specially in banking and currency system which is still widely used today.

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  • Silaoon Rome
  • 22-04-18

An historian, a ledgend.

Actually, I earlier read about George Washington and picked to examine about other men such as Alexander Hamilton and this is the principal book I have come across Alexander Hamilton was an incredible man and I have read and saw why he is still recalled till date.