Soldier and Founder: Alexander Hamiltonby Michael Burgan
Alexander Hamilton rose from life as an orphan to one of America’s Founding Fathers. A military man, Hamilton fought for the freedom of the colonies from Britain, and later became a member of Congress. While serving as the secretary of the treasury, he founded the U.S. Mint, the first national bank, and supported a number of tariffs meant to lend financial stability to the United States.
- Capstone Press
- Publication date:
- We the People: Revolution and the New Nation Series
- Product dimensions:
- 7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
- 870L (what's this?)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.
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