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Kanefield, Teri

Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America

(4) 4-6 Kanefield's thoroughly researched but tamped down biography of the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury offers a simplified introduction to his life and times. Direct quotes and letters appear throughout, offering great insight into Hamilton's complicated character and his interactions with other founding fathers. Paintings, documents, and occasional sidebars provide additional context. Samples of his writing are appended. Timeline. Bib., ind.

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