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  • Alexander Hamilton

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $10.00 - $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143034759
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: March 2005
    A biography fully commensurate with Hamilton's character which captures his life with judiciousness and verve, tracing the totality of his unflaggingly active life. Chernow situates Hamilton as the founding figure without whose political and financial strategic brilliance the United States may not have survived its early, operational days. Hamilton, our creator of public finance, was also a man of titanic disputes and countless exploits. From his over-wrought upbringing his `honor above familial obligation', fatal duel with the sitting Vice-President Aaron Burr, Hamilton arrives through this lensing a man of controversial and tragic genius.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594200090
    • Publisher: The Penguin Press
    • Published: April 2004
    A largely self-taught, Caribbean-born orphan, Hamilton, the principal architect of the American federal government system, rose with stunning speed to become George Washington's aide-de-camp, a battlefield hero, a member of the Constitutional Congress, the leading author of The Federalist Papers (with James Madison) & head of the Federalist Party. As the first treasury secretary, he forged both tax & budget systems, the origins of our central banking system as well as becoming the virtual patron saint of Wall Street. This monumental portrait offers the full sweep of Hamilton's turbulent, ambitious life, through to his fatal duel with sitting Vice-President, Aaron Burr, in 1804. Addenda/Illus. 818p.
  • Grant

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $37.50
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9780525529217
    • Publisher: Penguin Audio
    • Published: October 2017
    Presented on 38 CDs with a running time of 48 hours. Unabridged.
  • Grant

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $35.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594204876
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: October 2017
    Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don’t come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant’s military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him “the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race.” After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic… and yet the greatest hero.” Chernow’s probing portrait of Grant’s lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America’s greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant’s life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary. - Penguin Press
  • The Death of the Banker: The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small Investor

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375700378
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: July 1997
    Examines the shifting balance of power among investors, borrowers, and bankers
  • The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802144652
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: January 2010
    Awarded the 1990 National Book Award for Nonfiction and selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century - is the most ambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty, and an essential book for understanding the money and power behind the major historical events of the last 150 years. The book is a rich, panoramic story of four generations ofMorgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned that would transform the modern financial world; it traces the trajectory of J.P. Morgan's empire from obscurity in Victorian London to the 1987 financial crisis. Addenda. 812p.
  • The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780671734008
    • Publisher: Touchstone
    • Published: March 1991
    A candid history of the American banking dynasty spans four generations and chronicles both the evolution of modern finance and the glamorous social strata of the times
  • The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $8.95 - $12.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679743590
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: August 1994
    Bankers, philanthropists, scholars, socialites, artists, and politicians, the Warburgs stood at the pinnacle of German (and, later, of German-American) Jewry. They forged economic dynasties, built mansions and estates, assembled libraries, endowed charities, and advised a German kaiser and two American presidents. But their very success made the Warburgs lightning rods for anti-Semitism, and their sense of patriotism became increasingly dangerous in a Germany that had declared Jews the enemy. Notes, Index. B&W illus. 820p.
  • The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679418238
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 1993
    Tells the story of the most powerful Jewish banking dynasty in German and American history
  • Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679757030
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: September 1999
    An acute exploration of the Jekyll and Hyde of American capitalism, a tycoon who made more money more ruthlessly and inspired more admiration and suspicion than anyone until Bill Gates. A National Book Critics Circle Awardfinalist; a NYTBR Editor's Choice. Illus., 105 b&w photos. 832p. Pap.
  • Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $18.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400077304
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: March 2004
    The author draws on Rockefeller's own papers to provide a biography of the legendary oilman, capitalist, and philanthropist
  • Washington: A Life

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594202667
    • Publisher: The Penguin Press
    • Published: October 2010
    This richly nuanced portrait of the father of United States delivers a crisply paced narrative that carries the reader through Washington's troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his culminating performance as America's first president. Yet, despite the reverence his name inspires, Washington remains a lifeless waxwork for many Americans. Worthy but dull. Here, in this groundbreaking work based on massive research, celebrated biographer Ron Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man. He brings to life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. Probing his private life, Chernow explores Washington's fraught relationship with his crusty mother, his youthful infatuation with the married Sally Fairfax, and his often conflicted feelings toward his adopted children and grandchildren. Chernow also provides a lavishly detailed portrait of Washington's marriage to Martha and his complex behavior as a slave master. Most of all, the book produces an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspired preople. Notes, Bibliography, Index. B&W illus. 904p.
  • Washington: A Life

    By Ron Chernow

    Our Price: $18.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143119968
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2011
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through Washington’s adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the continental Convention, and his magnificent performance as America’s first president. In this groundbreaking book, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stenotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and brings to vivid life, a dashing passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. Notes, Bibliography, Index. B&W illus. 904p.

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