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By John Lamberton Harper

ISBN-10: 0521708745

ISBN-13: 9780521708746

ISBN-10: 0521834856

ISBN-13: 9780521834858

Alexander Hamilton rose from his humble beginnings as an illegitimate West Indian orphan and emigrant to turn into the most effective statebuilder and strategic philosopher of the yank Founding new release. this is often the 1st certain narrative examine of his overseas coverage position and concepts to seem in additional than thirty years. It specializes in Hamilton's arguable actions as a key member of President George Washington's cupboard and as an aspiring army chief within the 1790s, a decade of profound department over the form and powers of the government, and US coverage towards the warring powers of Europe. Drawing parallels among Hamilton and the Florentine diplomatist and philosopher, Niccolò Machiavelli, prize-winning historian John Lamberton Harper deals an insightful and available account of the origins of Hamilton's outlook, his bitterly own rivalries with Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, and his imperative half in designing and imposing US international policy.

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