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Chernow, Ron

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Works: 65 works in 315 publications in 9 languages and 18,878 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E312, B
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Most widely held works by Ron Chernow
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 3,777 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner 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." Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow's biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today's America is the result of Hamilton's countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. "To repudiate his legacy," Chernow writes, "is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world." Chernow here recounts Hamilton's turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington's aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Historians have long told the story of America's birth as the triumph of Jefferson's democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we've encountered before-from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton's famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804. Chernow's biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America's birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans
Titan : the life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow( Book )
58 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,563 libraries worldwide
A biography of America's first billionaire, John D. Rockefeller, Sr., drawing from Rockefeller's personal papers to provide information about his rustic origins, his creation of Standard Oil, his often controversial business tactics, and his personal relationships and attributes
Washington : a life by Ron Chernow( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,361 libraries worldwide
In "Washington : a Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people
The house of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance by Ron Chernow( Book )
47 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Korean and held by 2,633 libraries worldwide
Traces the rise of the J.P. Morgan empire from its beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987
The Warburgs: the twentieth-century odyssey of a remarkable Jewish family by Ron Chernow( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,481 libraries worldwide
Multigenerational biography of the Warburg family involved in business, politics, and society in Europe and America previously closed to Jews
Washington a life by Ron Chernow( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,176 libraries worldwide
In "Washington : a Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States
The death of the banker : the decline and fall of the great financial dynasties and the triumph of the small investor by Ron Chernow( Book )
14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Glittering with perception and anecdote, The Death of the Banker is at once a panorama of twentieth-century finance and a guide to the new era of giant mutual funds on Wall Street
Titan the life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
John D. Rockefeller, Sr., history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famous dynasty, is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Now National Book Award-winning biographer Ron Chernow gives us a detailed and insightful history of the mogul. Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller's rich trove of papers. Full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Rockefeller was likely the most controversial businessman in our nation's history. Critics charged that his empire was built on unscrupulous tactics: grand-scale collusion with the railroads, predatory pricing, industrial espionage, and wholesale bribery of political officials. The titan spent more than thirty years dodging investigations until Teddy Roosevelt and his trustbusters embarked on a marathon crusade to bring Standard Oil to bay. While providing abundant evidence of Rockefeller's misdeeds, Chernow discards the stereotype of the cold-blooded monster to sketch an unforgettably human portrait of a quirky, eccentric original. A devout Baptist and temperance advocate, Rockefeller gave money more generously than anyone before him. Titan presents a finely nuanced portrait of a fascinating, complex man, synthesizing his public and private lives and disclosing numerous family scandals, tragedies, and misfortunes never before revealed. Rockefeller's story captures a pivotal moment in American history, documenting the dramatic post-Civil War shift from small business to the rise of giant corporations that irrevocably transformed the nation. With cameos by Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, Jay Gould, William Vanderbilt, Ida Tarbell, Andrew Carnegie, Carl Jung, J. P. Morgan, William James, Henry Clay Frick, Mark Twain, and Will Rogers, Titan turns Rockefeller's life into a vivid tapestry of American society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Titan [the life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.] by Ron Chernow( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
John D. Rockefeller, Sr. rose from rustic origins to become the world's richest man by creating America's most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. He was likely the most controversial businessman in our nation's history
Selected writings by George Washington( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
This one-volume collection covers five decades of Washington's astonishingly active life and brings together over 440 letters, orders, addresses, and other writings
The Warburgs : a family saga by Ron Chernow( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
The house of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance by Ron Chernow( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the firms they spawned, this is the definitive account of the rise of the modern financial world. A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of the Atlantic, the book traces the trajectory of the J. P. Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987
Duel Hamilton vs. Burr ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in No Linguistic Content and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Two men rise to prominence in the wake of the American revolution, they are brilliant, they are charming and they are locked in a fatal rivalry. Theirs is a battle for reputation, a battle that ultimately leads the former secretary of the treasury and the vice president of the United States to face each other on the dueling grounds. This program is distributed by A & E Television Networks. (75minutes) A streaming videorecording
Yin hang jia zhi si : ying jie xiao xing tou zi ren de shi dai by Ron Chernow( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Chinese and held by 28 libraries worldwide
In search of a voice by Charles Johnson( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Duel Hamilton vs. Burr with Richard Dreyfuss ( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Did Hamilton really fire his shot in the air? Did Burr really intend to kill his long-time rival? Why did these two statesmen end up targeting each other on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River in 1804? Long a touchstone of American history, the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr has taken on mythic proportions. Reveals facts from the fictions surrounding their fateful encounter. Features a wide-ranging, round-table discussion of experts debating the many facets of the deadly exchange
A Life by Ron Chernow( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Provides a portrait of Washington, the father of America. This title carries the reader through Washington's troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, and his magnificent performance as America's first president
I Warburg by Ron Chernow( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Morgan-ke : kinyū teikoku no seisui = The House of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance by Ron Chernow( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Ben shu xu shu mei guo yin xing ye di guo mo gen cai tuan de xing shuai shi, fen wei : 1. ling zhu shi dai : 1838-1913 ; 2. wai jiao shi dai : 1913-1948 ; 3. du chang shi dai : 1948-1989
 
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Alternative Names
Ron Chernow Amerikaans auteur
Ron Chernow escritor, periodista, historiador y biógrafo estadounidense
Ron Chernow scrittore, giornalista e biografo statunitese
Ron Chernow US-amerikanischer Journalist und Biograf
チャーナウ, ロン
ロン・チャーナウ アメリカ合衆国の作家、ジャーナリスト、歴史家、伝記作家
Languages
English (218)
Chinese (17)
German (9)
Polish (3)
Japanese (2)
Danish (1)
Italian (1)
Russian (1)
Korean (1)
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