Author: Jeff Wilser
Published:September 20th, 2016
Dates Read: October 2nd, 2016 to October 3rd, 2016
Rating: 5 stars
Source: Blogging For Books – physical copy
The life and lessons of the Founding Father who mastered the arts of wit, war, and wealth, longbefore becomingthe subject of Broadway sHamilton: An American Musical
Two centuries after his death, Alexander Hamilton is shining once more under the world s spotlight and we need him now more than ever.
Hamilton was a self-starter. Scrappy. Orphaned as a child, he came to America with nothing but a code of honor and a hunger to work. He then went on to help win the Revolutionary War and ratify the Constitution, create the country s financial system, charm New York s most eligible ladies, and land his face on our $10 bill.The ultimate underdog, he combined a fearless, independent spirit with a much-needed dose of American optimism.
Hamilton died before he could teach us the lessons he learned, but Alexander Hamilton s Guide to Life unlocks his core principles intended for anyone interested in success, romance, money, or dueling. They include:
.Speak with Authority Even If You Have None (Career)
.Seduce with Your Strengths (Romance)
.Find Time for the Quills and the Bills (Money)
.Put the Father in Founding Father (Friends & Family)
.Being Right Trumps Being Popular (Leadership)
For history buffs and pop-culture addicts alike, this mix of biography, humor, and advice offers a fresh take on a nearly forgotten Founding Father, and will spark a revolution in your own life.”
My name is Alexander Hamilton
And there’s a million things I haven’t done
But just you wait, just you wait…
Back in school I remember learning about Hamilton but never really paying attention to his impact on our world and his life. But recently and thanks to the hit musical “Hamilton” myself and so many others have decided to learn more about who Alexander Hamilton really was.
I have not seen the musical but I have listened to the songs and purchased the book that was used to create the play. When I saw this I decided to step away from the musical and have a different look into Alexander Hamilton and his life.
This is a quick and enjoyable book to read. First I was surprised that it was a smaller book in size but it still had a nice length to it.
I have recently gotten into politics and history. I was also into the Kennedy family and their impact on the special education world because I’m working on becoming a special education teacher. However I was not into Hamilton but thanks to books like this I have been able to go back and really look into the impact he had on our society. His influence was huge.
Jeff Wilser has done a great job writing this book. It’s written in a way were it’s like fiction. It’s addicting and I did not want to put it down. Great job.
I was provided a physical copy of the book through blogging for books in exchange for an honest review. That had no impact on my feeling and review of the book.