Alexander Hamilton: From Obscurity to Greatness
200 pages, 5 ½ x 8 ½
Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
By John P. Kaminski
Born in 1755 on a small Caribbean island to unmarried parents, Alexander Hamilton did not enjoy the privileges of wealth or heredity by which so many of his contemporaries advanced to the highest levels of power. Yet Hamilton's natural ability and ambition earned him prevailing influence in the American Revolution and the government created thereafter, eventually securing his place in the pantheon of America's founders.