Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider by Jean Fritz

"Alexander Hamilton should have been born in his grandfather's fogbound castle on the west coast of Scotland, the same castle where his father, James, had been born, along with James's three older brothers."

Biography of America's first Secretary of Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Includes bibliographical references and index.

G.P. Putnam's Sons; 144 pages

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An excellent biography. I had trouble putting this book down. It has been a while since I learned about Alexander Hamilton, so everything seemed new. I also find it hard to believe that I haven't read any books by this author (at least that I'm aware of), especially since she has written so many. Narrative biographies are really making history come alive for today's students, and this one is one of the best. A great curriculum addition for middle schoolers.