Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow...the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me. -Burr
This book is utterly exhaustive in its scope. Dry and dull in a few places, exhilarating and taut and heartbreaking in others. This feels like a life done justice, although I am also curious about the biography that Eliza started and her son finished after she was gone. I loved the framing with Eliza in the prologue and epilogue. Loved piecing together where the book and musical met, loved the bits where they diverged. Loved stumbling upon the actual historical lines from letters and writings that made it into the musicals brilliant score. Shout out to Scott Brick for bringing this book to life for my ears the way few could.
I am so tired. It is so long. I want to see Hamilton. -Eliza
The 15 or 20 minutes before the performance ticked by the same way they do on nights when Rome Neal presides over jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. But this time Mr. Neal was directing a reading of a play. So this was different from the jazz nights. Neal said of Mr. Reed, who was awarded a MacArthur fellowship in Miranda also received a MacArthur, in
The global success of Hamilton rests on a book by historian Ron Chernow. He tells Susannah Butter his incredible tale. This song is from Hamilton , the award-winning hip hop musical about one of the founding fathers of the United States, which enchanted America and is opening in London tonight. Then Miranda came along, with his vision of the book as a show with a racially diverse cast. They were introduced through a mutual friend. I was flabbergasted. So why has Hamilton struck such a chord?
By Elinor Evans. But that pretty much exhausted what most people knew. And yet, the more I read about him, I realised that his personal story was far and away the most dramatic and in fact, rather unbelievable story of any of the founders. For most Americans, there was a feeling that he was a second- or third-rate founder and yet the more that I read about his achievements, they were so monumental that I decided that they needed to be up there with those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin et al. For many years, Hamilton was perhaps best known as political antagonist of Thomas Jefferson, with the figures coming to embody two different political philosophies which still resonate through American politics to this day. When reading the biography on holiday in Mexico, Miranda told Chernow, hip-hop songs had begun rising off the page.
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Alexander Hamilton is a biography of American statesman Alexander Hamilton , written by historian and biographer Ron Chernow. Constitution , founder of the nation's financial system, and its first Secretary of the Treasury. The book, which was met with mostly positive acclaim, went on to win the inaugural George Washington Book Prize and was a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography. In , the book was adapted to the stage by playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda where it went on to win many accolades and awards. Chernow had previously written multiple books on the topic of business and finance — notably a biography covering the life of J. Chernow began the writing process by going through more than 22, pages of Hamilton's papers and archival research around the world. He held the dueling pistols used in the famous Burr—Hamilton duel , visited the jail cell on Saint Croix where Hamilton's mother was imprisoned, went to the island of Bequia where Hamilton's father disappeared to after abandoning his illegitimate son, and had a lock of Alexander's hair genetically tested for his racial makeup.
It's been one of the most-talked about Broadway shows of the past few years, and now, the U. So how did its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda get inspired to take on the story of one of the U. Founding Fathers and the first U. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton? It all began with picking up Ron Chernow's "incredible biography" on the historic American figure.