Washington and Hamilton

The Alliance That Forged America

This unlikely duo set the United States on the path to becoming a superpower.

By Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams Read by Ron Butler Biographies & Memoirs / History - United States / Nonfiction / Politics English, Unabridged 10h 22m Sell Sheet
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							In the wake of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers faced a daunting task: overcome their competing visions to build a new nation, the likes of which the world had never seen. Washington and Hamilton chronicles the unlikely collaboration between two conflicting characters working together to protect their hard-won freedoms. Yet while Washington and Hamilton's different personalities often led to fruitful collaboration, their conflicting ideals also tested the boundaries of their relationship-and threatened the future of the new republic. From the rumblings of the American Revolution through the fractious Constitutional Convention and America's turbulent first years, this captivating history reveals the stunning impact of this unlikely duo that set the United States on the path to becoming a superpower.

"An elegant dual study resurrects Alexander Hamilton as one of George Washington's most valued advisers...Knott and Williams expertly show how Hamilton was often attacked because Washington was untouchable. " - Kirkus Reviews

"Williams and Knott's thesis-that Washington and Hamilton built the institutions that led to the United States emerging as a superpower in the 20th century-adds a new angle to the enduring public fascination with the founding fathers." - Publishers Weekly

"This readable narrative successfully describes the ways in which the 'indispensable alliance' between Washington and Hamilton was a significant factor in America's founding." - Library Journal

"Washington and Hamilton were the duo that made the Revolution and the Constitution work; Knott and Williams are the duo that explain how." - Richard Brookhiser, author of Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

"In a sweeping narrative enlivened by vivid details, Stephen Knott and Tony Williams provide fascinating insights that illuminate the collaboration between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton while carefully tracing the contours of their characters . . . as entertaining as it is informative." - David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, authors of Washington's Circle