When Martha first announced Hamilton, I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to see Hamilton through the eyes of such a spectacular woman.
Filled with notes and illustrations, Revolutionary is as much the story of the birth of America as it is Hamilton’s story, including the messy parts. Taking over what is now the US was not so great for the indigenous people on this land and Revolutionary explores that. It also doesn’t shy away from Hamilton’s flaws (which are plentiful). There’s a quick look into the people around him.
For a history book, I thoroughly enjoyed the story. The way Martha lays it out kept me continuing through the audiobook (which I loved!). I also learned quite a bit. It’s funny how little we learn in school about how our country’s values came to be. I ended up buying a signed physical copy because I loved it so much!
“Complex, passionate, brilliant, flawed? Alexander Hamilton comes alive in Martha Brockenbrough’s exciting biography Alexander Hamilton: Revolutionary, which is an essential read for teen fans of Hamilton the musical.
Discover the incredible true story behind the Tony Award-winning musical – Hamilton’s early years in the Caribbean; his involvement in the Revolutionary War; and his groundbreaking role in government, which still shapes American government today. Easy to follow, this gripping account of a founding father and American icon features illustrations, maps, timelines, infographics, and additional information ranging from Hamilton’s own writings to facts about fashion, music, etiquette and custom of the times, including best historical insults and the etiquette of duels.”