Book Launch Event: Richard Sylla on "Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography"

Book Launch Event: Richard Sylla on \

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Meet the founding father who made America modern. This richly illustrated biography portrays Alexander Hamilton’s fascinating life alongside his key contributions to American history, including his unsung role as an early abolitionist.

An immigrant from the West Indies, he played a crucial part in the political, legal and economic development of the new nation. He served as Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, he helped establish the Constitution, he wrote most of The Federalist Papers and he modernized America’s fledgling finances, among other notable achievements.

Noted Hamilton scholar and chairman of the Museum of American Finance, Richard Sylla, masterfully brings the flesh-and-blood man—student, soldier, lawyer, political scientist, finance minister and politician—to life and reveals captivating details of his ancestry, close friends, marriage, in-laws, children, personal tragedies, alliances, enemies and, of course, his infamous demise at the hands of Vice President Aaron Burr.