Alexander Hamilton: Book Review

Genre: Graphic Novel/Non-fiction

Publication Date: August 8, 2017

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Pages: 176

 

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Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father by [Hennessey, Jonathan]

 

Synopsis from Goodreads: Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential figures in United States history–he fought in the Revolutionary War, helped develop the Constitution, and as the first Secretary of the Treasury established landmark economic policy that we still use today. Cut down by a bullet from political rival Aaron Burr, Hamilton has since been immortalized alongside other Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson–his likeness even appears on the ten-dollar bill.

 

My Thoughts

As so many others, my interest in the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers, particularly Alexander Hamilton, sparked from my love of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical, “Hamilton.” Of course, I didn’t expect Jonathan Hennessey’s graphic novel on Alexander Hamilton to be exactly the same. I was super excited to dig into another retelling of Hamilton’s backstory.




Hennessey’s book is both accurate and informative, while Justin Greenwood’s artwork is visually pleasing and assists in the storytelling wonderfully. I often have a hard time reading non-fiction books, especially ones having to do with history. I have to admit that sometimes I lost interest. But Hennessey always managed to draw me back in! I’m glad I stuck it out and read through the absolutely amazing history of one of our Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton!

 

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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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