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Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday Quotes: Alexander Hamilton Revolutionary

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Title: Alexander Hamilton Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough

Book Beginning:
Even if you've had the good luck to hold a crisp $10 bill, you've probably never studied the portrait on it or thought much about the man it depicts. HAMILTON, the bill says.
Friday 56:
His courage and drive made him a standout soldier, noticed by many.
Comment: I have been accepted as a judge for The Cybils, evaluating MS/HS Nonfiction titles. (The Cybils are book awards given out yearly by book bloggers.) This book about Alexander Hamilton is one of many nonfiction books I hope to read between now and the end of December in a quest to find the best nonfiction for teens published in 2017. This book, written by Martha Brockenbrough, promises to be a good one, though I am guessing that teens will deem it a bit long at 372 pages. One thing I have noticed, which I think is odd, the print is brown (not the customary black) I suppose that was a publishing decision designed to make it seem old. I'm learning a lot about the early days of our republic and about a man who played an important tole in getting things rolling, Alexander Hamilton. I don't know if the book is a winner, but it is certainly well-written.

8 comments:

  1. I've been fascinated with Hamilton, his life, and times since the popular play. I knew virtually nothing about his personal life before then.

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  2. One of these days I'll see the play.

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  3. This looks like a perfect companion for anyone who has seen and enjoyed the play. Definitely an interesting story. Thanks so much for sharing it! :)

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  4. Oh, I do like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  5. This is probably a fascinating read! Happy weekend!

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  6. Hi Anne,

    Being a Brit and not that well up on my US history, I just spent a swift few minutes over at Wikipedia, bringing myself up to speed a little!

    If there has been a play about Hamilton, which many of your commenters have alluded to, then I can see that this book might be a great companion reference book, especially if schools have a visit to the play scheduled on their curriculum.

    However, as a stand alone book, it may be a tad to wordy and lengthy for many of today's youngsters?

    I hope that you enjoy your non fiction reading challenge and thanks for sharing :)

    Yvonne

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  7. That sounds very cool! Good luck, Anne. :)

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