“Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father,” by Jonathan Hennessey and Justin Greenwood

I recently had the chance to read “Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father,” by Jonathan Hennessey and Justin Greenwood. This graphic novel was published on August 8, 2017, by Ten Speed Press.

About this book (from the back cover):

A graphic novel biography of the American legend who inspired the hit Broadway musical Hamilton.

Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential figures in United States history—he fought in the Revolutionary War, helped develop the Constitution, and as the first Secretary of the Treasury established landmark economic policy that we still use today. Cut down by a bullet from political rival Aaron Burr, Hamilton has since been immortalized alongside other Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson—his likeness even appears on the ten-dollar bill. In this fully-illustrated and impeccably researched graphic novel-style history, author Jonathan Hennessey and comic book illustrator Justin Greenwood bring Alexander Hamilton’s world to life, telling the story of this improbable hero who helped shape the United States of America.

Final Verdict:

My husband loves history AND graphic novels, so I knew this would be a perfect gift for him. What I didn’t realize was how much I would like it myself! This is a beautifully-illustrated biography that will draw in people who usually don’t find themselves drawn to nonfiction. And, the life of Alexander Hamilton is is full of drama that readers won’t find themselves getting bored. Don’t think that since it’s a graphic novel (not a comic book!) that this is for kids, though. Hamilton led a pretty scandalous life, so I would recommend this for young adults and older. It would be a great way to get a teen interested in history, though!

You can find our more about the author by visiting his website here.

If you’d like to check out Alexander Hamilton it is currently on sale for $11.99 for the Kindle version. If you prefer a paperback copy, it’s currently on sale for $12.54. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.
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