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User Review  - BooksCooksLooks - LibraryThing

I have not had the opportunity to see the play Hamilton (since moving to Montana I don’t get to see as many plays as when I lived in New Jersey.) When it streamed I relished the chance to enjoy the ... Read full review

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User Review  - DanTarlin - LibraryThing

Comprehensive history of an overlooked Founding Father, overlooked because he never became President I think. This biography follows him from his childhood as a bastard and orphan in the West Indies ... Read full review

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User Review  - eglinton - LibraryThing

Those taking an American newspaper will be familiar with the dull, detail-focused reporting style that contrasts with the excitable, frothy news media inflicted on us in Britain. Chernow adopts that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jarratt - LibraryThing

Certainly a well written account of Hamilton and his life. I think this book was more academic than Chernow's book on Washington. I'm pretty well-read, but he used A LOT of thesaurus-derived words ... Read full review

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User Review  - villemezbrown - LibraryThing

I started this monster more than six months ago after the Hamilton musical piqued my curiosity. I checked it out of the library over and over again, reading 50 to 100 pages at a time. I would have ... Read full review

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

Shockingly readable for how dense it was. Quite enjoyable and certainly informative. A must-read for anyone interested in the founding of the country. Read full review

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User Review  - melydia - LibraryThing

I have absolutely no idea how Lin-Manuel Miranda found a musical in this, but I guess that's why he has won Tony awards and I have not. I did enjoy it, mind. It just didn't scream "genius soundtrack of American history" to me. Again, no Tony awards. Read full review

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User Review  - lsreinhart - LibraryThing

A fascinating story - definitely worth the time it takes to read. It shows that the origins of our government were not without dissenters. The current friction between those who want individual ... Read full review

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User Review  - MickyFine - LibraryThing

As one of those obsessive Hamilton fans, I picked up Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton to get a sense of the bigger picture of the life that inspired the musical. I was not disappointed. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

Epic. What an amazing life and legacy. Read full review


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