Although Alexander Hamilton was born on a small Caribbean island to parents who were not married to each other, he became an important figure in the young United States. He served as General Washington's aid for many years during the American Revolution and also as the first secretary of the treasury. He was killed at a relatively young age, but he still made an impact in history though his writings and his financial plans for the new nation. Rosenberg has managed to provide a detailed first look at Hamilton's life. From his early life on Nevis, to his education, and to his death, each aspect is discussed in detail in an easy to read format. Full color illustrations appear throughout, depicting Hamilton's life as well as the turbulent times in which he lived. A short aside discussing people and places that were prominent in Hamilton's life appears at the end of each chapter, and brief "interesting facts" appear throughout. An index, additional sources to consult, a glossary, and a timeline of Hamilton's life are included at the end of the text. This book is part of the "Our People" series. 2004, The Child's World, Ages 7 to 12.