American Revolution

George Washington — Father of the United States of America

A book review of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow (2010) Excellent biographies of the Founding Fathers have been published in the last several decades. With these books, the nation seems to yearn for moral and political guidance from America’s founders — i.e., through their words, lives, and actions, as recounted in the pages of …

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Alexander Hamilton — American patriot, financial genius, builder of the United States!

A book review of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (2004) This book is the most comprehensive biography of Alexander Hamilton released in modern times. It tells the story well and is written in florid detail supported by a fount of scholarly research and previously undisclosed material from Hamilton’s voluminous writings. Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) was born …

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