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User Review  - curious_squid - LibraryThing

Learned a lot. Not sure that I really needed to. The book was written in such a way that it was riddled with quotes in an academic format rather than a colloquial format which made it much harder for ... Read full review

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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  - jmchshannon - LibraryThing

This is going to be a rambling review because I learned so much and had an absolute blast listening to this behemoth that I cannot put my thoughts into anything resembling cohesiveness. I know you won ... 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  - waldhaus1 - LibraryThing

It always amazes me how much information Chernow gathers together and weaves into his books. I really had a better grasp of the Republican federalist disputes surrounding the creation on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - breic - LibraryThing

A completely average biography. Chernow seems to believe that a biographer's goal should be to laud his subject, and to elide or excuse any failings. He almost seems to have been on a dare as to how ... Read full review

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User Review  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

In Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow argues, “The saga of [Hamilton’s] metamorphosis from an anguished clerk on St. Croix to the reigning presence in George Washington’s cabinet offers both a gripping ... Read full review

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User Review  - KittyCunningham - LibraryThing

Ghod, this was tedious. Read full review


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