"A MONUMENTAL CONTRIBUTION TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE BEGINNINGS OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC"
(HAMILTON, Alexander) CHERNOW, Ron. Alexander Hamilton. New York: Penguin, 2004. Thick octavo, original half red cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's acclaimed biography of Hamilton, signed on the title page by Chernow.
With this definitive biography of Hamilton, Chernow had "made a monumental contribution to our understanding of the beginnings of the American republic" (Robert Caro). Fellow historian David McCullough concurs, praising Chernow's Alexander Hamilton "grand-scale biography at its best…. Alexander Hamilton was one of the most brilliant men of his brilliant time, and one of the most fascinating figures in all of American history… His importance to the founding of the new nation, and thus the whole course of American history can hardly be overstated." First edition, first printing: issued in half red cloth (this copy) and half black cloth; no priority established.
A fine signed copy.