Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton, The Conquerer Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton (1916, available for free online and for your Kindle)- a fictionalized, romantic version of Hamilton’s biography that was a bestseller after its publication in 1916.

Richard Brookhiser, Alexander Hamilton, American (Simon & Schuster, 1999)- One of my favorite Hamilton biographies

Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton (Penguin Books, 2004)- Engaging and beautifully written, and well-researched.

Thomas Fleming, Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aarton Burr, and the Futrue of America (Basic Books, 2000)

James Thomas Flexner, The Young Hamilton (Little Brown & Co., 1978)

John Steele Gordon, Hamilton’s Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt (Walker & Co., 2010 Revised Edition)

Jean Fritz, Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011)- Great for young readers, or for older readers looking for a quick introduction to Hamilton.

Stephen F. Knott, Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth (Univ. Press of Kansas)

Henry Cabot Lodge, Alexander Hamilton

Thomas K. McCraw, The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy (Belknap Press, 2012)

Michael Newton, Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years (Eleftheria Publishing, 2015)

Forrest McDonald, Alexander Hamilton: A Biography (W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1982)

Willard Sterne Randall, Alexander Hamilton: A Life (Harper Perennial, 2003)

Darren Staloff, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson: The Politics of Enlightenment and the American Founding (Hill and Wang, 2005)- A brilliant analysis of Hamilton’s political philosophy in the context of Enlightenment philosophy.

Robert E. Wright, One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Owe (McGraw-Hill)

One thought on “Bookshelf

  1. Hehe I expected to see T’shirts under the HAMIL-SWAG banner but found books… which made me happy. Because I’ve always collected books, mainly history books, some friends joke and call them my shoe collection.

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