|Plot Summary of The Young Hamilton: A Biography|
|" Flexner deals with the early life of the man who was to go on to be the first Secretary of the Treasury under George Washington. Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of St. Croix. He was an illegitimate child. His mother, who had left her first husband, was unable to marry his father. Hamilton was sent to America to study at the university through a charitable fund set up by local gentry impressed with his ambition and intelligence. He studied law at Kings College in New York, where he became involved in the revolutionary fervor, taking an active part in learning the art of war. Eventually he became an aide to General Washington."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Young Hamilton: A Biography|
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- revolutionary (non-communist)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- politician/elected ruler
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- Caribbean Islands
- 18th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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