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Alexander Hamilton: Nation Builder

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Title:Alexander Hamilton: Nation Builder
Schachner, Nathan   
(2 of 11 for author by title)
Ancestral Voices
Aaron Burr: A Biography
Published:   1952
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc.
Tags:America, biography, history, non-fiction

A judicious, full-length biography of Hamilton, elegantly aristocratic, brilliant, ambitions, an unrelenting fighter—from his illegitimate birth in the West Indies, to his dominant position in Washington's cabinet and the Federalist party. Here is the traditional Hamilton, headstrong egotist, the brains and pen of his Chief, scorner of the mob, foe of Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Burr, chamption of a strong federal government, a national bank, non-interference in business. Schachner whitewashes the Reynolds' affair, Hamilton's relations with his sister-in-law, the speculation scandals, and presents a minutely inclusive, scholarly biography. There has been singularly little on Hamilton of recent years, and this taps new source material. [Suggest a different description.]

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Nat Schachner, also appearing as "Nathan Schachner" was an American author. He also wrote genre fiction under pseudonyms, including Chan Corbett and Walter Glamis. His first published story was "The Tower of Evil," written in collaboration with Arthur Leo Zagat and appearing in the Summer 1930 issue of Wonder Stories Quarterly. Schachner, who was trained as a lawyer and held an undergraduate degree, achieved his greatest success writing biographies of early American historical figures, after about a decade of writing science fiction short stories. Schachner was one of Isaac Asimov's favorite authors.

Schachner's first eleven stories were all written with Zagat, and after their collaboration dissolved he wrote under his own name and the pseudonyms Chan Corbett and Walter Glamis. He only published one science fiction novel in book form, Space Lawyer (1953), which originally appeared in Astounding in 1941. His science-fiction career went into a decline after 1941, possibly from changing expectations of the editorial and reading public, or possibly because of increasing time spent on his historical works.

In addition to his works of science fiction, he is the author of a number of non-genre historical novels and several biographies of early American political figures, most notably his two volume work on Thomas Jefferson.--Wikipedia.

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