"Oh Alexander Hamilton, when America sings for you, will they know what you overcame? Will they know you rewrote the game? The world will never be the same." The Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star takes readers behind the scenes of his groundbreaking hit musical, which is filled with romance, drama, violence, patriotism and adventure and details the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life.
"The ten-dollar founding father without a father got a lot farther by working a lot harder, by being a lot smarter, by being a self-starter." Read the book that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda's award-winning musical. The personal life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, is captured in a definitive biography by the National Book Award-winning author of The House of Morgan.
"Raise a glass to freedom, something they can never take away, no matter what they tell you. Raise a glass to the four of us. Tomorrow they'll be more of us, telling the story of tonight." The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian draws on personal correspondence and period diaries to present a landmark history of the American Revolution that ranges from the siege of Boston, to the American defeat at Brooklyn and retreat across New Jersey, to the stunning American victory at Trenton, capturing the people and events that transformed American history.
"We'll need some spies on the inside, some King's men who might let some things slide." Kilmeade shares the story of an anonymous group of spies who played roles in winning the Revolutionary War, documenting how they risked their lives to obtain intelligence for General Washington using sophisticated tactics and complex codes.
"Death doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints. It takes and it takes and it takes and we keep living anyway We rise and we fall and we break." In a new look at political outcast Aaron Burr, the author bases his text around the vice president's correspondence with his daughter Theodosia, shedding new light on his life, his belief in equal rights and the fateful day he shot Alexander Hamilton dead during a duel.
"Yo. Turns out we have a secret weapon! He's constantly confusin', confoundin', the British henchmen Everyone give it up for America's favorite fighting Frenchman!" A portrait of the popular French Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, discusses his nonpartisan influence on a fledgling United States, his relationships with the Founding Fathers and his contributions during the contentious 1824 presidential election. By the best-selling author of Assassination Vacation.
"And even now I lie awake, knowing history has it's eyes on me." The National Book Award-winning author of The House of Morgan offers a comprehensive account of the life of George Washington, disposing of the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man and instead bringing to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods who fiercely guarded his private life. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
"Let me tell you what I wish I'd known when I was young and dreamed of glory. You have no control: who lives, who dies, who tells your story?" An illuminating analysis of the intertwined careers of the founders of the American republic documents the lives of John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington and explains how their encounters transformed their era and shaped the history of the United States. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
"Gentlemen of the jury, I'm curious, bear with me. Are you aware that we're making history? This is the first murder trial of our brand new nation." Collins documents the sensational 1799 murder mystery that inspired rivals Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr to join forces, revealing the links between the accused killer and both men and the public outcry that nearly prevented the suspect's fair trial. By the author of The Murder of the Century."
"Why do you write like you're running out of time? Write day and night you're running out of time?" The great American founding father speaks from the past in own voice through the 170 letters, speeches, essays, reports, and other documents collected here.
"Alexander joins forces with James Madison and John Jay to write a series of essays defending the new United States Constitution, entitled The Federalist Papers. The plan was to write a total of twenty-five essays, the work divided evenly among the three men. In the end, they wrote eighty-five essays, in the span of six months. John Jay got sick after writing five. James Madison wrote twenty-nine. Hamilton wrote the other fifty-one!"
"Ladies and gentlemen, you coulda been anywhere in the world tonight, but you're here with us in New York City. Are you ready for a cabinet meeting?" One of America's foremost historians brilliantly brings to life the fierce struggle - both public and, ultimately, bitterly personal - between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton - two rivals whose opposing visions of what the United States should be continue to shape our country to this day.
"Maybe we can solve one problem with another and win a victory for the Southerners, in other words— A quid pro quo." A political theorist presents a landmark investigation into the intellectual, psychological and personal life of the least known Founding Father, shedding new light on this leader who pushed the American state to achieve its potential no matter what obstacles were thrown his way.
"I wanna be in the room where it happens." An account of a landmark dinner party during which pivotal decisions were made about the future United States describes how two years into the Washington administration the nation came close to being divided over bitter political rivalries, in a chronicle that documents the contributions of Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison while explaining how their agreements set the stage for future expansion.
"It must be nice, it must be nice, to have Washington on your side." Knott examines the complex friendship between Founding Fathers George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, a pair who closely cooperated in America's early days but whose rival ideas also threatened the future of the new republic
"They say George Washington’s yielding his power and stepping away ‘Zat true? I wasn’t aware that was something a person could do. I’m perplexed. Are they gonna keep on replacing whoever’s in charge? If so, who’s next?" A vivid retelling of the presidential election campaign between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson describes the fierce rivalry that was called "America's Second Revolution" and reveals the pivotal roles played by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evolution.
"Now you call me 'amoral,' 'a dangerous disgrace,' If you 've got something to say name a time and place, face to face." St. George examines the events that led up to the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by reviewing both their lives and the similarities that they shared, including serving as staff officers under George Washington
"Careful how you proceed, good man. Intemperate indeed, good man. Answer for the accusations I lay at your feet or prepare to bleed, good man... Weehawken. Dawn. Guns. Drawn." Sedgwick examines the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose infamous duel left the Founding Father dead and turned a sitting vice president into a fugitive.