We interrupt this blog to bring you a special announcement:
Rabia Gale has finished reading the massive 700-page biography of Alexander Hamilton and can now move on to the next tome.
We now return you to your regularly-scheduled programing.
WOO! Congrats! That’s one mighty tome! I always liked him. He was one of my favorite historical figures from that era.
Yes, I like him, too. Jefferson is the one I don’t care for, surprisingly enough.
It’s interesting reading biographies, especially the sketches of other figures of the era. Ron Chernow’s sketch of John Adams is very different from David McCullough’s more sympathetic portrayal.
Do you have any other books about the era to recommend?
Sadly, I can’t say I’ve read any books about that era since college. I moved forward to WWII, and most of my non-fiction reading has all been in that time period.
I’m working through American history from the beginning. At my glacial pace, I’ll probably hit WWII in a couple of decades, heh.