Chernow’s biography follows chronology without being dull; but then Hamilton--hot-headed, brilliant, ambitious, oversexed--never was. His life follows a classically tragic arc, from unfortunate beginnings through brilliant success, marred by intemperance, to final tragedy. The precision of Grover Gardner’s astringent tones aids clarity, and his inflections--though sometimes studied--give details their proper color. He keeps the story moving. Chernow tries to make Hamilton more of a hero than the facts will bear, but his service to the new nation was profound, his greatness indisputable. This solid biography, solidly performed, is a good corrective to the demonizing of Hamilton in David McCullough’s John Adams. W.M. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2004
DD ISBN 9780786553600 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
DD ISBN 9781101975886 $95.00
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