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Flexner deals with the early life of the man who was to go on to be the first Secretary of the Treasury under George Washington. Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of St. Croix. He was an illegitimate child. His mother, who had left her first husband, was unable to marry his father. Hamilton was sent to America to study at the university through a charitable fund set up by local gentry impressed with his ambition and intelligence. He studied law at Kings College in New York, where he became involved in the revolutionary fervor, taking an active part in learning the art of war. Eventually he became an aide to General Washington.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   politician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Politician story?    -   revolutionary (non-communist) Period of greatest activity?    -   1700's

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Islands Century:    -   18th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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