Hamilton is not only a testament to a unique individual, but an informative history of the nation’s founding. Hamilton is a long read at over 800 pages, but well worth it.
Although Chernow makes Hamilton more heroic than perhaps wise for a historian to do, the man was certainly remarkable. What was unexpected is the bio teaches history of the founding of The United States I never knew. Political mudslinging of today was nothing compared to the early days of the republic, even from greats like Thomas Jefferson.
But what I recognized most is the timing of our country's founding. The industrial revolution and the invention of the corporation coincided with our country's founding, and it obviously took hold. Take the time. Read it.