Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History Of An American Founding Father by Jonathan HennesseyAlexander Hamilton: The Graphic History Of An American Founding Father by Jonathan Hennessey

Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History Of An American Founding Father

byJonathan HennesseyIllustratorJustin Greenwood

Paperback | August 8, 2017

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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.
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. JU...
Title:Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History Of An American Founding FatherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:August 8, 2017Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/HarmonyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:039958000X

ISBN - 13:9780399580000

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very eye-opening It is an in-depth insight into the history of Alexander Hamilton, unlikely to the source matter. I absolutely loved it! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-13

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

Editorial Reviews

Selected for the American Library Association's 2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens"There’s loads to be learned here, and any Hamilton addict willeagerly eat it up. . .worthy of high praise." —Booklist". . . a timely portrait of the famous and controversial Alexander Hamilton." —Library Journal (Genre Spotlight: Graphic Novels)"For fans of the stage show who are looking to dive deeper into the real history that inspired it, Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History Of An American Founding Father is just what you need on your TBR." —Bustle"Unpacking the history behind the high-energy Broadway megahit Hamilton, this focused biography will get teen through adult readers to ask questions about the country’s past and present."—Library Journal (Review)Advance praise for Alexander Hamilton:"Yo, yo, yo, check out this bookIt’s amazing and cool and has a baller look.Get on down to an LCS in your neighborhoodHave your mind blown by Hennessey / Greenwood.This ain’t no U.S. propaganda It’s the best Hamilton since L.M. Miranda." —Marc Guggenheim, co-creator of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, screenwriter, producer, and comic book writer"Cramming an entire life into a single graphic novel—especially a life as full as Hamilton's—is no mean feat, but Hennessey is up to the task. Greenwood's engaging art, aided by Simpson's color, brings the pages to life with a vibrant energy."—Antony Johnston, writer of Atomic Blonde, The Fuse, and Julius"This book needs to be in schools and on your shelves. Hennessey knows his Hamilton history and Greenwood’s art has a pulse that makes the founder's story as compelling for comics as it is for great theatre." —Jeff Parker, writer of Future Quest and Batman ‘66