Very glad to have caught your interest! I am flattered.stnylan said:Incidentally this AAR just tipped my hand leading to me just buying a book on Hamilton. Seems an interesting guy. Though visiting Philadephia today also brought him to mind. Well, all these people really.
Chernow's recent biography is most excellent (probably the one you bought, as it is in stores now). Another favorite of mine is by Forrest McDonald. I've read perhaps 5-6 major bios of him (did my senior paper on him in college), so...
Hamilton is one of those super-fascinating people who attract much admiration and/or hatred, depending what assumptions you make about him and which contradictory pieces of evidence you credit.