A Review: Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life

This book is amazing. I have been walking around recommending this book, and here is why:

  1. It is a history book written with movement and common language. Thank you.
  2. Hamilton led an amazing life, and I never knew before this.
  3. I think this might be better than the play. That is, after reading this I am okay with not watching the play, given the fact that this inspired the book.

Sincerely, Jeff Wilser did a wonderful job of taking this man who did more by the time he was twenty-five than many people do in their lives. He made Hamilton relateable. Wilser also explored beyond just Hamilton and delved into the politics of the day and so many subtleties that are not covered in American public school history classes. That could be due to the time crunch those classes have to deal with.

This is a great book for any fan of Hamilton (the play and the man), and for those people who DON’T LIKE HISTORY BOOKS. This is a modern history book, that veers far away from the dry history novels that prevail in this industry. The chapters are kept short and to the point, often making me recall all those I know who hate books with long chapters. No fear of that within these pages!

Again, highly recommend this book.


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