Alexander Hamilton by Jean Fritz audiobook

Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

By Jean Fritz
Read by Arthur Morey

Listening Library (Audio) 9780399255465
2.24 Hours Unabridged
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Acclaimed biographer Jean Fritz writes the remarkable story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most influential and fascinating founding fathers, and his untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr. Born in the British West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an "outsider." He fought in the Revolution and became Washington's most valuable aidede- camp. He was there with Washington, Madison, and the others writing the Constitution. He was the first Secretary of the Treasury as the country struggled to become unified and independent. Fritz's talent for bringing historical figures to life is at its best as she shares her fascination with this man of action who was honorable, ambitious, and fiercely loyal to his adopted country.

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Summary

Acclaimed biographer Jean Fritz writes the remarkable story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most influential and fascinating founding fathers, and his untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr.

Born in the British West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an "outsider." He fought in the Revolution and became Washington's most valuable aidede- camp. He was there with Washington, Madison, and the others writing the Constitution. He was the first Secretary of the Treasury as the country struggled to become unified and independent.

Fritz's talent for bringing historical figures to life is at its best as she shares her fascination with this man of action who was honorable, ambitious, and fiercely loyal to his adopted country.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fast moving and engaging, this straightforward biography acknowledges Hamilton’s flaws while portraying him as an intelligent, energetic man who rose to the challenge of his times…This lively biography sheds light on Hamilton’s character and his place at the nation’s beginnings.” Booklist (starred review)
“Recounts the facts of Hamilton’s life..and highlights Hamilton’s talents as an essayist and his influence in the creation of the early federal government, especially its financial infrastructure…[in a] wealth of historical events brought to life by this knowledgeable author. For teachers looking for an independent read that supports curriculum, the book provides a richly detailed and eye-opening account of this important American’s personal history.” School Library Journal
“Narrator Arthur Morey recounts the life of Alexander Hamilton from his childhood in the Caribbean to his duel with Aaron Burr..When the events of the American Revolution begin, Morey’s voice intensifies to depict the dialogue of the major players. This passionate narration creates a powerful contrast to the delivery of the background story, which is characterized by a steady pace and an informative tone.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Jean Fritz

Author Bio: Jean Fritz

Jean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children’s literature.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 2.24
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English