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Ten Best Alexander Hamilton Biographies

Alexander Hamilton Biographies

A few of the best Alexander Hamilton Biographies to read this summer!

With the television release of the Hamilton musical on Disney+ tomorrow, this holiday weekend is a great time to learn more about this important figure in American history.  Here are ten of the best Alexander Hamilton biographies …

When was Alexander Hamilton born?

Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1757 in Charlestown in the Leeward Islands (British West Indes)

When did Alexander Hamilton die?

Alexander Hamilton died on July 12, 1804, following his infamous duel with Aaron Burr.

What is the best biography of Alexander Hamilton?

HAMILTON by Ron Chernow, which inspired Lin Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical Hamilton.


1. Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow

The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.if you are only going to read one Alexander Hamilton biography, this is the one to read…

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One Comment

  1. Where is Forrest McDonald’s brilliant biography – better than several of these?