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Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America

Washington and Hamilton The Alliance That Forged America The Untold Story of the Extraordinary Alliance That Forged Our Nation and the Unlikely Duo Behind It George Washington Alexander HamiltonIn the wake of the American Revolution the Founding Fathers fa

  • Title: Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America
  • Author: Tony Williams Stephen Knott
  • ISBN: 9781492609834
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Untold Story of the Extraordinary Alliance That Forged Our Nation and the Unlikely Duo Behind It George Washington Alexander HamiltonIn the wake of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers faced a daunting task overcome their competing visions to build a new nation, the likes of which the world had never seen As hostile debates raged over how to protect tThe Untold Story of the Extraordinary Alliance That Forged Our Nation and the Unlikely Duo Behind It George Washington Alexander HamiltonIn the wake of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers faced a daunting task overcome their competing visions to build a new nation, the likes of which the world had never seen As hostile debates raged over how to protect their new hard won freedoms, two men formed an improbable partnership that would launch the fledgling United States George Washington and Alexander Hamilton.Washington and Hamilton chronicles the unlikely collaboration between these two conflicting characters at the heart of our national narrative Washington, the indispensable general devoted to classical virtues, and Hamilton, an ambitious officer and lawyer eager for fame of the noblest kind.Working together, they laid the groundwork for the institutions that govern the United States to this day and protected each other from bitter attacks from Jefferson and Madison, who considered their policies a betrayal of the republican ideals they had fought for.Yet while Washington and Hamilton s different personalities often led to fruitful collaboration, their conflicting ideals also tested the boundaries of their relationship and threatened the future of the new republic.From the rumblings of the American Revolution through the fractious Constitutional Convention and America s turbulent first years, this captivating history reveals the stunning impact of this unlikely duo that set the United States on the path to becoming a superpower.

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    1. The title indicates that this will be about the relationship of Washington and Hamilton, but it is more like a dual biography. The authors show how the two shared a vision and agreed on major policies. They show them both working towards goals, but it seems that they are working independently. The book starts with about 70 pages of background on Washington and at the beginning and ending there are about 30 pages of biography of Hamilton and his widow. The remaining 159 pages have very little on [...]

    2. This book about the military, political, and ultimately personal alliance between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton - which spanned over 20 years - begins as a fairly pedestrian dual biography, as opposed to an in-depth analysis of the pair's relationship. (Perhaps the book is written with a more general audience in mind - maybe because of the popularity of Hamilton the Musical - and thus gives the reader more superficial background than one would expect from a more scholarly work.)HOWEVE [...]

    3. I received a republication copy of this book (September 15, 2015) through NetGalley with the understanding that I would publish are review on my blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google + pages along with NetGalley, and .I requested this book because I am interested in american history and I have never read any of the books by Tony Williams and Stephen Knott. I have read a great deal about the Revolutionary War period.I found this book well researched and easy to read and follow. It starts [...]

    4. Actual Rating: 3.5Let's just state the obvious fact that I'm not a non-fiction reader most of the time. And history is hard to read. As a book I chose for AP, I'm glad I definitely chose something I'm interested in. Admittedly a big fan of the musical Hamilton (I even have tickets!) I was happy to read a book about Washington and Hamilton. And overall, I enjoyed it. That being said, I fell asleep multiple times trying to read this. And I definitely skimmed part of it. I did, however, like that I [...]

    5. Sometimes I wish the people who rant the loudest about returning to "Constitutional truths" and what the Founding Fathers intended for our country would read more non-fictional accounts of what was really going on at the time (not Bill O'Reilly types who spin their version of American values and traditions, but authors whose work stands up in academic circles). This book provided a fascinating look into the characters and the conflicts of America's earliest days.Whenever I get discouraged now by [...]

    6. It's amazing to me that a book about our founding fathers can still be so relevant today. This was a well-researched look at the intertwined lives of some of our most respected foundersd often made me wonder whether they all deserve that respect.

    7. Definitely recommended for history buffs. The arguments are convincing. If you love Hamilton, you probably want to add this one to your "To read" stack.

    8. Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America was worth reading primarily because of the way Williams draws the relationship between these Founding Fathers. The almost filial respect and rebellion of Hamilton for Washington, the high expectations and warm regard of Washington formHamilton does remind one of a father-son relationship. But the things that really stand out are (1) the way their world views appear to have aligned; (2) the growth that Washington displayed in his professio [...]

    9. In a word: disappointing. Largely a shallow regurgitation of the works of Joseph J. Ellis and Ron Chernow with little originality to call its own. There's almost no depth or analysis, and it doesn't even support its own theses very well. When a book posits that the partnership between Washington and Hamilton arose out of their time as soldiers together in the Revolutionary War, I expect more than a small handful of pages about their time serving together. The writing lacked style, it was often s [...]

    10. An excellent examination of the nearly 22-year relationship between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, years Washinton's junior was a close, if someone hotheaded, confident of Washington's during the war. Yet, it was after the war that they really began to rely on each other. Hamilton is vilified as a royalist and a person consumed with defeating personal liberties but the book makes clear that many of Hamilton's thoughts were also the thoughts of Washington himself. Don't let t [...]

    11. With the success of the Broadway musical, Hamilton, it seems that everyone is an expert on Alexander Hamilton these days. But how much of what we’re hearing is the myth versus the man? Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America does an excellent job of separating fact from fiction by focusing on one of the most intriguing relationships in the history of America’s founding.George Washington is the austere father figure for whom loyalty and reputation mean everything. Alexander [...]

    12. Well done. A bit hard on Jefferson and Madison, but good to get this perspective. The authors clearly love our great country and I appreciate that very much.A well deserved Washington hagiography. A very good book - helped tie in the sequence of our founding events from the 1750's to the turn of the century.

    13. This book is filled with information about our Founding Fathers. Some of it is new to me, some of it is not new to me but all of it is fascinating and informative.George Washington was a control freak, in a good way. He was so concerned about his reputation that he considered all aspects of a situation when making decisions. He was a man who cared greatly for his staff during the Revolution, but he did not express his feelings well. All these years, we have been told that he was the Father of ou [...]

    14. Tony Williams begins "Washington And Hamilton" by contrasting the early life of both men. They couldn't have been more different. The relationship between the pair began when Hamilton joined General Washington's staff during the Revolutionary War. As a result of their wartime experience, Washington and Hamilton advocated for a strong central governent. As founders of the Federalists, they were in opposition to Jefferson and Madison who advocated a decentralized government. Mr. Williams agrees wi [...]

    15. Of the many, many books that have been written on George Washington, the American Revolution, and the founding of our nation, as far as I know this is the first to focus on the relationship between Washington and Alexander Hamilton. Such a book is long overdue—Hamilton remains our most underappreciated Founding Father and his career almost entirely involved working with the Father of our Country. And that is perhaps the book’s greatest weakness—that relationship was so integral to Hamilton [...]

    16. This is an excellent book about the history of our country and about two of the men that helped to shape it. The book starts with an overview of each of their early lives that leads up to the Revolution. Takes you through each of their battles and then to the meeting and finally to Washington bringing Hamilton onto his staff. Early on you can see that Hamilton does not shy away from telling people what is on his mind and some times that gets him into trouble. That would be the story for the rest [...]

    17. I wanted this book on my two favorite founding fathers (Witherspoon and R. Morris being nos. 3 and 4) to be good, but dang Knott and Williams just aren't very good writers. They have no sense of flow, no cohesion. They do not set up scenes well. They don't say why events are important. They don't give a big picture of the historical narrative. The pacing is terrible, especially in the years after 1787. Their selection of events to include almost seems random.It's really a shame, because they see [...]

    18. Very well written assessment of the relationship between Washington and Hamilton and the struggle to create a sufficiently federalist government to survive the difficult tears of building a new country. It is staggering to appreciate how Virginian fear of the potential industrial strength of the North dated from the very beginnings of Confederation. It explains a great deal about why slavery persisted as long as it did. This book is not only well-written, it is carefully researched and creates t [...]

    19. You can't find two more disparate personalities than these two Founding Fathers. The volatile yet brilliant Hamilton and the steady, deliberate, extraordinary leader in Washington. It is a testament to the first President and Commander of the Continental forces that he could discern the genius of those around him and maximize their benefits and limit their risks. Washington and Hamilton, the Alliance that Forged America, brilliantly analyzes this key relationship and how it shaped a nation. This [...]

    20. Washington and Hamilton made an unlikely alliance that between them created the United States of America as a continentally thinking country rather than a confederation of individual states. Washington was raised as a southern gentleman who was able to see the advantages of cooperation among the states. Hamilton was an immigrant orphan who only knew the necessity of interdependence of others. Washington relied on action as his major method of getting things done while Hamilton sought education a [...]

    21. Although there wasn't much new information I hadn't read before, I appreciated a book that singled out Washington and Hamilton's relationship and explained on some level how that relationship developed between two vastly different people. I would have given this book 5 stars, but I found the author was a bit too harsh on Jefferson-- although Jefferson does deserve a certain level of chastisement-- and he was a bit easy on Hamilton, who seems to have had a penchant for irritating those around him [...]

    22. I received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. It seems to be extremely well researched and the story is fascinating. This is a must have for history lovers.

    23. Good read. I didn't realize the closeness of these two leaders and the amount of influence Hamilton seemed to have with Washington. The authors were not forgiving to the Jeffersonian republicans and the damage they almost did to the young nation.

    24. An interesting follow up for those of us who liked the story behind "Hamilton". The importance of Hamilton's relationship with Washington in the battlefield and in the first presidential cabinet are showcased, and the similarities and differences of the two founders are also brought to light.

    25. Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America is an interesting read. I learned so much about these two men from history. I thought the book to be well researched and really good. Five stars

    26. This book focuses on the relationship between these two men and how vital it was to the founding of the United States. It was decently written and didn’t really cover new ground from other books I’ve read concerning this era.

    27. A great retelling of the events leading up to the Revolution, the war itself, and the aftermath. Incorporates the latest scholarship, thoughtfully considers the issues and is written in a manner easily accessible to the reading public.

    28. Listened to this on Hoopla. Fascinating look at the founding of America and the lives of two men whose friendship was forged during this revolutionary period. Worth a listen or a read.

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