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By John P. Kaminski

Born in 1755 on a small Caribbean island to single mom and dad, Alexander Hamilton didn't benefit from the privileges of wealth or heredity wherein such a lot of of his contemporaries complex to the top degrees of strength. but Hamilton's ordinary skill and ambition earned him triumphing impact within the American Revolution and the govt. created thereafter, finally securing his position within the pantheon of America's founders.

Editor John P. Kaminski has collected a notable number of quotations by way of and approximately Alexander Hamilton that paint for us a nuanced portrait of a posh guy. via his personal phrases and the phrases of his contemporaries -- together with the guy who killed him in a duel, Aaron Burr -- we will achieve a greater figuring out of this attention-grabbing guy who rose from anonymity on a small Caribbean island to the corridors of power.

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