Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father

Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father


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A graphic novel biography of the American legend who inspired the hit Broadway musical Hamilton.
Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential figures in United States history—he fought in the Revolutionary War, helped develop the Constitution, and as the first Secretary of the Treasury established landmark economic policy that we still use today. Cut down by a bullet from political rival Aaron Burr, Hamilton has since been immortalized alongside other Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson—his likeness even appears on the ten-dollar bill. In this fully-illustrated and impeccably researched graphic novel-style history, author Jonathan Hennessey and comic book illustrator Justin Greenwood bring Alexander Hamilton’s world to life, telling the story of this improbable hero who helped shape the United States of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399580000
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 198,367
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JONATHAN HENNESSEY is the author of three previous nonfiction graphic novels, The United States Constitution, The Gettysburg Address, The Comic Book Story of Beer, and The Comic Book Story of Video Games. He is also the writer of the history-based time travel series Epochalypse. Based in Los Angeles, he works in film and television.

JUSTIN GREENWOOD is a Bay Area-based comic book illustrator known for his work on creator-owned comic book series like The Fuse, Stumptown, Wasteland, and Resurrection.

Table of Contents


i Let Candid Men Judge ★ 11
ii The Terms on Which These Lands Were Really Dispensed ★ 13
iii There Are Strong Minds in Every Walk of Life That WillRise Superior to the Disadvantages of Situation ★ 21
iv No Man Can Command the Winds ★ 29
v A Friend to America ★ 41
vi Where the Danger Is the Most Pressing and Imminent ★ 55
vii By Virtue of Powers from His Excellency General Washington ★ 66
viii The Line of Conduct Proscribed to Us ★ 72
ix Amidst My Amorous Transports ★ 82
x Those Solid Arrangements of Finance,on Which Our Safety Depends ★ 86
xi A Scene of Blackest Treason ★ 88
xii In the Enthusiasm of Heroic Valor ★ 91
xiii The Universal Reluctance of These Statesto Do What Is Right ★ 97
xiv To Make Our Independence a Blessing ★ 107
xv Rearing the Superstructure of American Greatness ★ 116
xvi Some Concert between the Husband and the Wife ★ 129
xvii The Machinations of Factious and Intriguing Men ★ 134
xviii Means of Intimidation ★ 139
xix The Circumstances Disclosed ★ 144
xx Great Souls Care Little about Small Matters ★ 150
xxi The Cup of Sorrow ★ 157
xxii My Life Must Be Exposed to That Man ★ 160

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