Alexander Hamilton was plagued by scandal his entire life. From a humble upbringing in St. Croix to a tumultuous tenure running the treasury in the United States, Hamilton's extraordinary life left an indelible mark on American history.
Really enjoyed the detail of how lives were lived and movements of the time. Thanks.
Due to the title I expected this book to be about the Hamiltons relationship but so much more was included(the whole Revolutionary War and more) that it was TMI. Their relationship was very interesting and unique and enjoyed how much they really loved each other and overcame many many obstacles and intimate struggles. Women in that time period had to made the cloth for their clothes, grow the crops for their food, bring income into the household and have a baby practically every year. Hamilton was gone for long periods of time so she also had to defend the homestead not know if he was alive or dead or when he would be returning and if they had money to run the household.
The politics during and after the Revolutionary War and setting up the government should be required reading for all of us. One, to remind us of what a hard fight our United States government has been; two, how amazing these people were to set up our government with checks and balances and the Treasury Department which we all take for granted and; three that politics have always dirty and crooked and somehow we still have a country of which we all are proud.
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