Washington and Hamilton
“Washington and Hamilton were the duo that made the Revolution and the Constitution work; Knott and Williams are the duo that explain how.” —Richard Brookhiser, author of Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
In the wake of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers faced a daunting task: overcome their competing visions to build a new nation, the likes of which the world had never seen. Washington and Hamilton chronicles the unlikely collaboration between two conflicting characters working together to protect their hard-won freedoms. Yet while Washington and Hamilton’s different personalities often led to fruitful collaboration, their conflicting ideals also tested the boundaries of their relationship—and threatened the future of the new republic.
From the rumblings of the American Revolution through the fractious Constitutional Convention and America’s turbulent first years, this captivating history reveals the stunning impact of this unlikely duo that set the United States on the path to becoming a superpower.
“In a sweeping narrative enlivened by vivid details, Stephen Knott and Tony Williams provide fascinating insights that illuminate the collaboration between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton while carefully tracing the contours of their characters . . . as entertaining as it is informative.” —David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, authors of Washington’s Circle: The Creation of the President and Henry Clay: The Essential American