“Perseverance in almost any plan is better than fickleness and fluctuation": First Edition of Alexander Hamilton; Inscribed by Ron Chernow in the Year of Publication to Judge Louis Oberdorfer

  • Alexander Hamilton.

Alexander Hamilton.

Item Number: 14059

New York: The Penguin Press, 2004.

First edition of this landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “For Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer United States District Court for the District of Columbia Best regards- Ron Chernow 12/3/04.” The recipient was Louis Oberdorfer, a federal judge for the District of Columbia. He ran the Justice Department’s tax division under Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy but was also a key member of the federal fight for civil rights in the South. An interesting gift inscription on the front free endpaper, from a close friend of both the author and the recipient. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice association.

In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” Alexander Hamilton is the basis for the hit Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical Hamilton.