Book Review: Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life

Two hundred and thirteen years ago today, July 12, 1804, Alexander Hamilton died.

I never gave much thought to Alexander Hamilton. Or any. He was just the dude who wrote those long essays I didn’t read or pay any attention to in history class.

Enter Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2009, dangling in front of the world the idea of a concept album about somebody he thought “embodies hip-hop, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton.”

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