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Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Challenging but engaging bio of the complex Founding Father.

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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

A very good BIO book about Alexander Hamilton

This book tackles some heavy topics about Hamilton. The BIO of him impacted me to think what Alexander went through! This book has some disturbing violence that may scare young ones. When I bought this book, it is was everything I hoped for and more! Not for young kids; more for older teens!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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This lively, insightful, often surprising, and sometimes demanding read brings to life a brilliant and complex Founding Father and the turbulent times in which he lived. Author Martha Brockenbrough's use of Hamilton's letters to his wife and close friends gives readers an intimate and revealing look at a man too often known only for being the face on the $10 bill or, most recently, as the subject of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. The abundance of archival artwork and photographs and new illustrations let readers "see" the most important people and places in Hamilton's life.

The only caveat for many teens is that there's a large amount of historical territory covered in the book and an often daunting amount of details included in the story. That said, this is a biography well worth the effort for readers (or their parents) who want to better understand the extraordinary people who gave birth to a new nation.

Book Details

  • Author: Martha Brockenbrough
  • Genre: Biography
  • Topics: History
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publication date: September 5, 2017
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 13 - 18
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: September 25, 2017

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