• Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

  • By: Jean Fritz
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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By: Jean Fritz
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed biographer Jean Fritz writes the remarkable story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most influential and fascinating founding fathers, and his untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr. 

Born in the British West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an "outsider". He fought in the Revolution and became Washington's most valuable aide-de-camp. He was there with Washington, Madison, and the others writing the Constitution. He was the first secretary of the treasury as the country struggled to become unified and independent. 

Fritz's talent for bringing historical figures to life is at its best as she shares her fascination with this man of action who was honorable, ambitious, and fiercely loyal to his adopted country. 

©2016 Jean Fritz (P)2016 Listening Library

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Adequate

This was a quick and easy read concerning Alexander Hamilton. The obvious comparison is with Chernow's biography, and considering it was 1/8th of the size, it did well to fit in the bare bones of the details of Hamilton's life.

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  • 03-31-21

Great Synopsis

Listened to it before attending the Broadway musical. Glad I did! I could follow the musical much better. A quick listen that hits all the key events.

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A. Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton's story comes to life thru Jean Fritz's words. My two sons (12 & 14) and I enjoyed this book as a part of our American History study this year. I have already recommended it a couple of times to friends!

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excellent

the story was very informative and the performance was clear. I would recommend this reading.

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  • Olivia Flynn
  • 08-12-22

Biography Or Fiction?

I was not sure wether this book was biography or fiction. There are no artistic descriptions or any conversations. Yet instead of everything being pure fact, there are random details that give fictional impressions. All in all, I think that the book doesn't know what it is, making the reader confused. If you want a book an Alexander Hamilton, there are better ones out there for you. If you want biography, go for Ron Chernow's, if you want fiction, go for the 'Alex & Eliza Trilogy', by Melissa de le Cruz. Seriously, there are better things to spend you're money on than this.