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The Fascinating Biography that Took Alexander Hamilton to the Bright Lights of Broadway

Alexander Hamilton’s life is perhaps best known for its end: he was mortally wounded in a duel with political rival Aaron Burr. But his personal life and political achievements are fascinating, impressive, and—until recently—underappreciated. Here is a man who, though featured on our ten-dollar bill, many Americans know little about. I was certainly one of them.

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Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow concludes that while no relationship can be conclusively proven, he is led to believe that Hamilton had "at the very least" an "adolescent crush" on Laurens. Chernow also states that "Hamilton did not form friendships easily and never again revealed his interior life to another man as he had to Laurens. After the death of John Laurens, Hamilton shut off some compartment of his emotions and never reopened it." #Hamilton

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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (By Ron Chernow)John D. Rockefeller, Sr.--historys first billionaire and the patriarch of Americas most famous dynasty--is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Now Ron Chernow, the...

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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow | PenguinRandomHouse.com Amazing book I had to share from Penguin Random House

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