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The Price of Greatness : Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy

Author: Jay Cost
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First edtionView all editions and formats
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"An incisive account of the tumultuous relationship between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and of the origins of our wealthy yet highly unequal nation In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison's bitterly personal falling out. Together they helped bring the Constitution into being, yet soon after the new republic was born they broke  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cost, Jay.
Price of greatness.
©2018
(DLC) 2017042662
(OCoLC)1005564734
Named Person: James Madison; Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton; James Madison
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Cost
ISBN: 9781541616929 1541616928 9781541697485 1541697480
OCLC Number: 1035947406
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 235 pages)
Contents: The Great Desideratum --
One Great American System --
Doing Full Justice --
The Tool and the Tyrant --
Vexations and Spoliation --
Metaphysical War --
Intrigue and Corruption --
The Vilest of Cheats.
Other Titles: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy
Responsibility: Jay Cost.

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