One of my goals is to read one biography on each U.S. President. Though Alexander Hamilton was never elected to the Oval Office, he is one of the most influential of the founding fathers.
Interest in his life has never been higher with the release of the highly-acclaimed (and recently-controversial) Broadway play based on his life. I would highly recommend Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is a classic example of being at the right place at the wrong time. He very well could have been leader of the Union if only he was not alive during the height of Washington’s popularity. However, even in the second-chair, he highly influenced the first few elections of our nation. Check out a copy and let me know what you think.