Biography Of Alexander Hamilton

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”The words desperate fortune were more than once applied to you.”
- J. Brooks Before I took the class, I barely knew anything about American History. I knew that the ideas of the American revolution were astonishing for that period of time, or that America benefited from the lend-lease campaign during WWII, or that jazz was born in New Orleans. But I did not even think about the events, which led America to its incredible rise in XIX-XX centuries. To fill the blank space in my knowledge, I decided to start my exploration from learning the strange financial system of the United States. Therefore, my choice fell on Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretory of the Treasury. Having thought between two books about one of the father founders, I took the book with the best reviews I found. The reason behind this
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The history of his will to write the biography of A. Hamilton is fascinating – after a dinner in 1993 in New York, dedicated to his published biography of Jefferson, he and his friends were discussing the America’s history through predictions of Jefferson and Hamilton. Randall thought that Jefferson was right about America ‘for the XVIII century, but Hamilton for more modern times’. In evidence of his thought, he wrote the book I am holding now, ‘A. Hamilton. A life’. The author used many resources to find some wonderful details about Hamilton, such as the description of young boy leading the islands economy, made by one of the captains, who did not want to listen to a person younger than they were. But was more important for me is that the language used by author is so easy to read, that I felt I reading the novel about Hamilton rather than history book. Which is very surprising, since the experience I have is that the history books are difficult to read that much, as if the author wanted to emphasize the fact he could write it and you

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