499 Facts about Hip Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America s Founding Fathers

499 Facts about Hip Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America s Founding Fathers Author Stephen Spignesi
ISBN-10 9781510712133
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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You want a revolution? So did Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers! America has fallen in love again with Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. Here is a popping fresh collection of facts and forgotten trivia surrounding the American Revolution and our forefathers – from those you’d expect (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Hamilton, of course) to those you may never have heard of, but you probably should have (who the heck was Rufus King?): Alexander Hamilton was born on foreign soil and became an American hero - the founder of the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Coast Guard. The naval communication book he wrote was still being used by the US Navy and Coast Guard through the Cuban Missile Crisis. Roger Sherman (of Connecticut) was one of only two Founding Fathers who signed the three bulwark documents of our republic: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Confederation, and the Constitution. (Give props to this guy.) By the time he was thirty, George Washington had had smallpox, pleurisy, dysentery, and malaria. Readers will be left with a greater appreciation and deeper respect for these human beings who were just trying to accomplish the incredible: create the greatest nation in history. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Hamilton

Hamilton Author M. G. Anthony
ISBN-10 9781682612255
Year 2016-11-22
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Hamilton Lives! Hamilton comes alive in this new, historically-based adult coloring book. Subject of the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton, he has captured the hearts and minds of Americans like never before. Hamilton was born out of wedlock, abandoned by his father and his mother died when he was young—yet he went on to become one of America’s Founding Fathers. He worked side-by-side with George Washington, was the founder of the Coast Guard and The New York Post, and as America’s first Secretary of the Treasury saved America from economic ruin. From his childhood in the West Indies to his fatal duel with Aaron Burr, you can color 30 single-sided illustrations of Alexander Hamilton and the many high points of his illustrious career. In these days of political upheaval, discover why Hamilton was one of the great disruptors of his day—and color him in!

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Author Richard Sylla
ISBN-10 1454926333
Year 2017-05-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Sterling
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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. Hamilton played a crucial part in the political, legal, and economic development of the new nation, serving as Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, helping establish the Constitution, writing most of The Federalist Papers, and modernizing America's fledgling finances, among other notable achievements. This handsome volume brings the flesh-and-blood man to life and reveals captivating details of his private life, as well as his infamous demise at the hands of Aaron Burr, expertly telling Hamilton's incredible story like no other.

499 Things You Never Knew about the Founding Fathers

499 Things You Never Knew about the Founding Fathers Author Stephen Spignesi
ISBN-10 1510712127
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher
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The Founding Fathers, as their title implies, shaped the ideals on which America was built. But who exactly were these guys? Here is an interesting collection of facts and minutiae surrounding the American Revolution and our forefathers from those you d expect (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin) to those you may have never heard of, but you probably should (like George Wythe and Rufus King): Alexander Hamilton was the founder of the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Coast Guard. The naval communication book he wrote was still being used by America s navy and Coast Guard through the Cuban Missile Crisis. Roger Sherman (of Connecticut) was one of only two Founding Fathers who signed the three bulwark documents of our republic: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Confederation, and the Constitution. (The other such signer was Robert Morris of Pennsylvania.) By the time he was thirty, George Washington had had smallpox, pleurisy, dysentery, and malaria. Readers will be left with a greater appreciation of these leaders, and a deeper respect for these human beings who were just trying to accomplish the incredible: create the greatest nation in history. "

Who Tells Your Story

Who Tells Your Story Author Valerie Estelle Frankel
ISBN-10 154111521X
Year 2016-12-15
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher
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Hamilton, the hip-hop rap musical, has revolutionized theater. It's the story of an immigrant, "young, scrappy, and hungry," who kicked off the Revolutionary War and built the central government of today. Within this book appears the musical's backstory with many deeper insights. How do the Schuyler Sisters' signature colors reveal their personalities? Which stage equipment best amplifies the themes? What of the words like "Satisfied" and "My Shot," with so many double and triple meanings? Most importantly, we'll explore how the show hauntingly echoes today's political climate and hottest issues. As the musical extends a mirror of vibrant, diverse, passionate America, it captivates all who discover it.

Hamilton Songbook

Hamilton Songbook Author
ISBN-10 9781495065859
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
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(Vocal Selections). 17 selections from the critically acclaimed musical based on Alexander Hamilton's biography which debuted on Broadway in August 2015 to unprecedented advanced box office sales. Our collection features 17 selections in piano/vocal format from the music penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, including: Alexander Hamilton * Burn * Dear Theodosia * Hurricane * It's Quiet Uptown * My Shot * One Last Time * Satisfied * That Would Be Enough * Washington on Your Side * You'll Be Back * and more.

Hamilton The Revolution

Hamilton  The Revolution Author Lin-Manuel Miranda
ISBN-10 9781408709245
Year 2016-10-06
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims the origins of the United States for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages - "since before this was even a show," according to Miranda - traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became an international phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.

The Taming of Chance

The Taming of Chance Author Ian Hacking
ISBN-10 0521388848
Year 1990-08-31
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.

They Made America

They Made America Author Harold Evans
ISBN-10 9780316070348
Year 2009-03-03
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating-- by the author of the bestselling The American Century.

The Professors

The Professors Author David Horowitz
ISBN-10 9781621571049
Year 2013-02-05
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Regnery Publishing
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Bestselling author David Horowitz reveals a shocking and perverse culture of academics who are poisoning the minds of today's college students. The Professors is a wake-up call to all those who assume that a college education is sans hatred of America and the American military and support for America's terrorist enemies.

Apple Confidential 2 0

Apple Confidential 2 0 Author Owen W. Linzmayer
ISBN-10 9781593270100
Year 2004
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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Chronicles the best and the worst of Apple Computer's remarkable story.

A Power Stronger Than Itself

A Power Stronger Than Itself Author George E. Lewis
ISBN-10 9780226477039
Year 2008-09-15
Pages 690
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Founded in 1965 and still active today, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is an American institution with an international reputation. George E. Lewis, who joined the collective as a teenager in 1971, establishes the full importance and vitality of the AACM with this communal history, written with a symphonic sweep that draws on a cross-generational chorus of voices and a rich collection of rare images. Moving from Chicago to New York to Paris, and from founding member Steve McCall’s kitchen table to Carnegie Hall, A Power Stronger Than Itself uncovers a vibrant, multicultural universe and brings to light a major piece of the history of avant-garde music and art.

Plunder

Plunder Author Ugo Mattei
ISBN-10 9780470695807
Year 2008-04-30
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Plunder examines the dark side of the Rule of Law and explores how it has been used as a powerful political weapon by Western countries in order to legitimize plunder – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones. Challenges traditionally held beliefs in the sanctity of the Rule of Law by exposing its dark side Examines the Rule of Law's relationship with 'plunder' – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones – in the service of Western cultural and economic domination Provides global examples of plunder: of oil in Iraq; of ideas in the form of Western patents and intellectual property rights imposed on weaker peoples; and of liberty in the United States Dares to ask the paradoxical question – is the Rule of Law itself illegal?