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             color oil portrait of Alexander Hamilton [1757-1804]

“What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws.”

“If the end be clearly comprehended within any of the specified powers, and if the measure have an obvious relation to that end, and is not
forbidden by any particular provision of the Constitution, it may safely be deemed to come within the compass of the national authority.”

“Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.”

“In the general course of human nature, a power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.” — in 'Federalist Paper #79'

signature of Alexander Hamilton

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          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, co-authoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States

Alexander Hamilton entry at Wikipedia
browse Alexander Hamilton Store {returns 40+ books} at Amazon
Internet Movie Database removed all 'character' pages in late 2017; the incomplete credits for character 'Alexander Hamilton' showed 50+ films since 1918.

Primary  Works
browse Alexander Hamilton Store {returns 40+ books} at Amazon


"The Federalist Papers" [1787-88]
a series of 85 articles & essays written by John Jay, Alexander Hamilton (51) & James Madison
'The Federalist' Papers entry at Wikipedia

"It has been frequently remarked, that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question,
whether societies of men are really capable or not, of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend,
for their political constitutions, on accident and force." — Federalist Paper #1

Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay & James Madison  "The Federalist Papers" [1787-88]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Kindle Edition from Northpointe Classics [1/2013] for $1.99 {sic}
Kindle Edition from Prabhat Prakashan [2/2017] for $3.04
Tribeca Books 9¾x8 pb [2/2011] for $9.19
CreateSpace 10x7 pb [10/2008] for $7.51
Buccaneer Books 5¾x8¾ hardcover [1990] for $15.67
The Federalist Papers book edited by historian Clinton Rossiter  "The Federalist Papers: Hamilton • Madison • Jay" [1961]
based on the original McLean edition of 1788
Edited by historian Clinton Rossiter, Notes & Introduction by Charles R. Kessler

Signet Classics mass pb [4/2003] for $7.27
Signet Classics mass pb [4/2003] out of print/40+ used

'On the Constitutionality of a National Bank' pamphlet by Alexander Hamilton  "On The Constitutionality of A National Bank (Annotated)" pamphlet [1791]
by Alexander Hamilton

Kindle Edition from Coventry House Publng [12/2016] for 99ข
68-page Coventry House Publng 8x5 pamphlet [12/2016] for $3.99
text of the pamphlet online at Yale's Avalon Project
Library of America Alexander Hamilton  Alexander Hamilton: Writings [2001]
Edited by Joanne B. Freeman

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [9/2001] for $21.78
170 letters, speeches, essays, reports & memoranda written between 1769 and 1804, including all 51 of Hamilton's contributions to The Federalist Papers

Other  Works

The  Famous  Duel  in  1804
1804 duel entry at Wikipedia
Wehhawken Historical Commission Duel Bicentennial 2004

"The Hamilton-Burr Duel (July 11, 1804)" TV episode [1953] of the "You Are There" TV series [1953-71]
Hamilton portrayed by Mack Williams • episode credits at IMDb

"The Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and The Future of America" [Perseus Books 1999]
by Thomas Fleming ISBN 0-465-01736-3

American Experience TV episode 'The Duel: Hamilton vs Burr'  "The Duel: Hamilton vs Burr" TV episode [WGBH-TV/P.B.S. Feb 2000]
Season 12 Episode 9 of the "American Experience" TV series [1988-2017]

"An Event That Changed History" • Co-produced by Margaret Drain; co-produced, co-written & directed by Carl Byker; co-produced & co-written by David Mrazek; narrated by Linda Hunt; starring Russel Hunston (as Hamilton}, Alan Semok {as Burr}, with voices of Ren้ Aberjonois & Brian Dennehy
P.B.S. Direct color DVD [6/2011] for $17.99
P.B.S. Direct color VHS [4/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • official episode webpage {temp offline for redesign 2017}
watch full episode [12/2016 upload; 51:05] online at YouTube

Alexander Hamilton Favorite Son 2003 video  "Alexander Hamilton: Favorite Son" video [Sept 2003]
75-minute 'non-typical' documentary: a modern reporter questions the myths surrounding the famous duel between Hamilton and Burr in 1804 • Co-produced, written & directed by Michael Bober; starring Julia Lowe Walker, Jesse Pennington, Art Hansen, Peter Holland, Maggie Lacey, Michael Latshaw, Kelly McShain, and voices of Michael Emerson, Bill Buell, Michael Lipton, Edmund Wyson
DVD/Blu-ray not available • Amazon Instant Video [2015] rental $1.99, purchase $10.99
full credits at IMDb
Duel Hamilton vs Burr TV special on History Channel  "Duel: Hamilton vs Burr" TV special [History Channel Aug 2004]
70-minute TV documentary filmed in New York City, Washington DC, and Weehawken, New Jersey
Co-produced & directed by Lynn Hughes; written by Christine Intagliata; co-produced & hosted by Richard Dreyfuss; featuring novelist Gore Vidal, biographer Ron Chernow, journalist Richard Brookhiser, historian Joanne Freeman, and other Burr-Hamilton experts
A&E Home Video color DVD [3/2012] for $21.24
credits at IMDb
Duel! Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words book by Dennis Brindell Fradin & Larry Day  "Duel!: Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words" [ages 7-11; 2008]
by Dennis Brindell Fradin, Illustrated by Larry Day

Walker Childrens 11x10 hardcover [6/2008] out of print/used
Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr book by Judith St. George  "The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr" [2009]
by Judith St. George

Speak 9x6 pb [5/2016] for $7.13
Turtleback Books 8¾x6 library hardcover [5/2016] for $19.35
Viking BFYR hardcover [6/2009] out of print/used
Aaron and Alexander / The Famous Duel children's book by Don Brown  "Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel In American History" [ages 5-7; 2015]
Written & Illustrated by Don Brown

Kindle Edition from Roaring Brook/Macmillan [10/2015] for $9.99
Roaring Brook Press pb [2016] out of print/used
Roaring Brook Press hardcover [10/2015] for $7.99
'War of Two - Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel' book by John Sedgwick  
"War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and The Duel That Stunned The Nation"
[2015] by John Sedgwick

Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin Group [10/2015] for $12.99
Berkley 9x6 pb [10/2016] for $11.47
Berkley 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2015] for $16.52

Movies  &  Television
Internet Movie Database removed all 'character' pages in late 2017; the incomplete credits for character 'Alexander Hamilton' showed 50+ films since 1918

"A Tale of Colonial Days" silent short [Pantograph/Empire Jan 1910] /tt4481142/
aka "A Tale of Colonial Days: An Episode In The Life of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr"

"The Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds" silent feature film [World Film Jan 1918] /tt0182770/

"My Own United States" silent feature film [1918] /tt0009408/
Flashback story of Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr & Philip Nolan, 'The Man Without A Country'

"Alexander Hamilton" silent short [Kineto Films/Vitagraph Aug 1922] /tt0960723/
Produced by Charles Urban

"Alexander Hamilton" silent 3-reel short [Path้ Exchange Sept 1924]
Two prints survive in the Library of Congress and in the Yale University Film Archives; directed by Kenneth S. Webb; adapted by Allen Johnson
from a book by Henry Jones Ford; starring Allen Connor, George Nash, Mabel Taliaferro, Lyndall Olmstead, J.E. Poole, Bradley Barker
full credits at IMDb

"Alexander Hamilton" sound feature film [Warner Bros./Vitaphone Sept 1931]
'Alexander Hamilton' 1931 sound feature film starring George Arliss  ad in Photoplay magazine for 'Alexander Hamilton' 1931 sound feature film starring George Arliss  After winning the Revolutionary War, Gen. Washington brings his aide Col. Hamilton with him into the new United States government, as Secretary of the Treasury; Hamilton fights for eight years for a Treasury Bank while fending off slanders from {fictional} Senator Roberts • Directed by John G. Adolfi; co-written/adapted by Mary Hamlin, Julien Josephson & Maude T. Howell; co-written by & starring George Arliss; also starring Doris Kenyon, Dudley Digges, June Collyer, Montagu Love, Ralf Harolde, Lionel Belmore, Alan Mowbray {as George Washington}, John T. Murray, Morgan Wallace, John Larkin, Gwendolyn Logan
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [1/2014 upload; 2:20] online at YouTube

"Passing The Buck" musical short [Warner Bros./Vitaphone Dec 1932] /tt0376818/
Alexander Hamilton and Abraham Lincoln visit the U.S. Mint and discuss where their $5 and $10 bills have been; there is singing and dancing

"American History: Our Constitution" short [Academic/P.R.C. May 1940] /tt0344822/

"Magnificent Doll" feature film [Hallmark Prodns/Universal Pictures Nov 1946]
Historical drama directed by Frank Borzage; starring Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Burgess Meredith, Grandon Rhodes;
Alexander Hamilton {Arthur Space} is a minor character • full credits at IMDb

"Deadlock" TV movie [NBC-TV Dec 1954]
Season 4, Episode 14 of the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" TV series [on-air since 1951]
starring Wesley Addy as Alexander Hamilton & Ian Keith as Thomas Jefferson • not listed on IMDb

"The Gingerbread Man" episode [CBS-TV July 1956]
of the "Bell System Telephone Time" TV series [1956-58]
Directed by Lewis Allen; written & hosted by John Nesbitt; Capt. Alexander Hamilton portrayed by Barry Truex • full credits at IMDb

"Divided We Stand" episode [NBC-TV Oct 1959] /tt4326800/
Season 1, Episode 1 of the hour-long "Our American Heritage" (1959–61) TV series
teleplay by Morton Wishengrad; starring Ralph Bellamy {as Thomas Jefferson}, Arthur Kennedy {as Alexander Hamilton}, Howard St. John {as George Washington}

"Our American Heritage: Not Without Honor" episode [NBC-TV Oct 1960]
of the "Sunday Showcase" TV series [1959-60]
Directed by Alex Segal; written by Ernest Kinoy; hosted by Lowell Thomas Jr.; starring Ralph Bellamy, John Colicos,
Arthur Kennedy {as Hamilton}, Roddy McDowall, Howard St. John • full credits at IMDb

"Alexander Hamilton Story" episode [CBS-TV March 1962]
of "The Jack Benny Program" [1950-65] TV series
screen shot of Jack Benny as Alexander Hamilton and Dennis Day as Aaron Burr  Episode 169 or 171 (Season 12, Episode 20): Jack imagines himself as Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury • Directed by Frederick De Cordova; starring Jack Benny {as himself and as Alexander Hamilton}, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson {as himself and as Ben Franklin}, Dennis Day {as himself and as Aaron Burr}, Jean Willes, Lester Matthews, Nancy Kulp, Ross Elliott, Gail Bonney, John Monaghan
There is no way to determine whether this episode is on any of the many 'Jack Benny TV Program' DVDs, since neither producers nor Amazon nor reviewers provide lists of the content
full credits at IMDb • watch full b&w episode [24:32] online at the Veoh website

"The Patriots" TV movie [NBC-TV Nov 1963]
Season 13, Episode 2 (#55) of the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" TV series [on-air since 1951]
Directed by George Schaefer; adapted by Robert Hartung from the Broadway stageplay by Sidney Kingsley; starring John Fraser {as Hamilton},
Charlton Heston {as Thomas Jefferson}, Howard St. John {as George Washington} • full credits at IMDb

"Swing Out, Sweet Land" TV special [NBC-TV Nov 1970]
Directed by Stan Harris; written by Paul Keyes; hosted by John Wayne; with an all-star cast, including Lorne Greene {as George Washington}, Bing Crosby
{as Mark Twain}, Ross Martin {as Alexander Hamilton}, Hugh O'Brian {as Thomas Jefferson} • VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"The Adams Chronicles" 13-part TV mini-series /[P.B.S. Jan-April 1976]
  'The Adams Chronicles' 1976 P.B.S. mini-series  

The Adams Chronicles book by Jack Shepherd  

Emmy-winning multipart P.B.S. production that brings to life five generations, from John Adams as a colonial Boston attorney to the rise in prominence of Brookes Adams, exploring their triumphs & tragedies, genius, and profound social conscience; Alexander Hamilton is portrayed by Jeremiah Sullivan in two episodes: "Chapter V: John Adams, Vice President" and "Chapter VI: John Adams, President" • Series created & co-produced by Virginia Kassel; narrated by Michael Tolan; starring Tim Wilson, Wesley Addy, David Birney, W.B. Brydon, Allan Carlsen, Will-iam Daniels, Curt Dawson, M'el Dowd, George Grizzard, George Hearn, Patrick Horgan, Katharine Houghton, Jeffrey Jones, K.C. Ligon, Lisa Lucas, Nancy Marchand, Pamela Payton-Wright, William Shust {as Patrick Henry}, Jean-Pierre Stewart, John Tillinger, Kathryn Walker, David Elliott, Albert Stratton {as Thomas Jefferson}, John Beal, Peter Brandon, Henry Butler, Nancy Coleman, Leora Dana, Thomas A. Stewart; won four Primetime Emmy Awards in 1976 plus 7 other nominations, nominated for 9 Primetime Emmy Awards in 1977
Acorn Media color DVD set [4/2008] 4 disks for $109.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"The Adams Chronicles: Four Generations of Greatness" [1975] by Jack Shepherd, Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin
Smithmark Publng 9¾x6¾ pb [3/89] out of print/60+ used
Little, Brown & Co. 10½x7¼ hardcover [6/76] out of print/100+ used

"Independence"  [National Park Service July 1976]
John Huston's 1976 short film "Independence"  28-minute color film made for the U.S. Bicentennial celebration, covering the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutional Convention, and the inauguration of President John Adams; the film is shown daily at Independence Park in Philadelphia
Directed by John Huston [1906-87]; narrated by E.G. Marshall; starring William Atherton, John Favorite, Pat Hingle {as John Adams}, Ken Howard {as Tom Jefferson}, Anne Jackson {as Abigail Adams}, Donald Moore, Scott Mulhern {as Alexander Hamilton}, Patrick O'Neal {as George Washington}, John Randolph {as Samuel Adams}, Paul Sparer {as John Hancock}, Tom Spratley, Donald Symington, James Tolkan {as Tom Paine} & Eli Wallach {as Ben Franklin}
National Park Service color DVD [undated] out of prodn/scarce
National Park Service color VHS [undated] for $29.88
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"The Patriots" episode [KQED-TV/P.B.S. 1976]
of the "Great Performances" TV series [since 1971]
telecast of 'The Patriots' Broadway stageplay on the 'Great Performances' TV series   2-hour telecast of 'The Patriots' Broadway stageplay on the 'Great Performances' TV series
Directed by Bob Hankal & Robert Strane; teleplay by Sidney Kingsley, based on his Broadway stageplay; starring Ralph Clanton {as George Washington}, Philip LeStrange {as Alexander Hamilton}, Robert Murch {as Thomas Jefferson}
Kultur Video color DVD [5/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"George Washington" TV mini-series
[MGMUA-TV/CBS-TV April 1984]
'George Washington' 1984 TV mini-series starring Barry Bostwick  8-hour 3-part mini-series about the early life of George Washington, thru victory in the Revolutionary War • Co-produced & directed by Buzz Kulik; co-produced & co-written by Richard Fielder; co-written by Jon Boothe & James Thomas Flexner, based on Flexner's 1974 biography; narrated by Terrence Beasor; starring Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, David Dukes, Jaclyn Smith, Lloyd Bridges, Jos้ Ferrer, Hal Holbrook, Trevor Howard, Jeremy Kemp, Richard Kiley, Stephen Macht, James Mason, Rosemary Murphy, Clive Revill, Robert Stack, Anthony Zerbe, Leo Burmester, J. Kenneth Campbell, Philip Casnoff, Robert Schenkkan {as Alexander Hamilton}, Kevin Conroy, Peter Evans, Megan Gallagher, John Glover, Harry Groener, Patrick Horgan, John Horton, Scott Hylands, Barrie Ingham, Will Lyman, Tom Mason, William Prince
T.G.G. Direct remastered color DVD [8/2014] 3 disks for $14.79
M.G.M. Home Video color VHS [7/95] 3 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • mini-series entry at Wikipedia

sequel "George Washington II: The Forging of A Nation" TV movie
[MGMUA-TV/CBS-TV April 1986]
'George Washington II' 1986 TV mini-series starring Barry Bostwick  3-hour 10-minute TV movie sequel about the later life of George Washington, thru both terms as the first President of the United States • Directed by William A. Graham; co-produced & written by Richard Fielder, based on the 1974 biography by James Thomas Flexner; starring Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, Jeffrey Jones {as Thomas Jefferson}, Richard Bekins {as Alexander Hamilton}, Penny Fuller, Marcia Cross, Guy Paul, Norman Snow, Lise Hilboldt, Robert Kelly, Haviland Morris, Daniel Davis, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Farnham Scott, Leo Burmester, Nicholas Kepros, Paul Collins, Richard Fancy, Clayton Prince, Erika Alexander, Timothy Landfield, Gregory Abels, Eve Gordon, Christopher Goutman
M.G.M. Home Video color VHS [9/98] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"A More Perfect Union: America Becomes A Nation" [indep 1989]
A More Perfect Union historical drama  2-hour feature film from Brigham Young University; filmed in Virginia, Pennsylvania & Utah; based on the notes of James Madison during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 • Co-produced & directed by Peter N. Johnson; written by Tim Slover; starring Craig Wasson {as James Madison}, Michael McGuire {as George Washington}, Morgan White, Bruce Newbold, Fredd Wayne {as Benjamin Franklin}, James Arrington, J. Scott Bronson, Steve Anderson, Derryl Yeager {as Alexander Hamilton}, Ivan Crosland, Scott Wilkinson {as Thomas Jefferson}, Bruce Eaton
Bridgestone Multimedia color DVD [8/2011] for $11.75
N.C.C.S. color DVD [2006] for $11.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Liberty!: The American Revolution" TV mini-series [Twin Cities P.B.S. Nov 1997]
Liberty! The American Revolution P.B.S. TV mini-series  Six-hour documentary using narration, interviews with historians, military re-enactments, and excerpts from period documents spoken by actors; covers events from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights (1789); episode titles: 1) "The Reluctant Revolutionaries: 1763-1774"; 2) "Blows Must Decide: 1774-1776"; 3) "The Times That Try Men's Souls: 1776-1777"; 4) "Oh, Fatal Ambition: 1777-1778"; 5) "The World Turned Upside Down: 1778-1783"; and 6) "Are We To Be A Nation? 1783-1788" • Co-produced & directed by Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer; written by Ronald Blumer; hosted by Forrest Sawyer; narrated by Edward Herrmann; starring Peter Donaldson, Colm Feore {as Alexander Hamilton}, Victor Garber, Anthony Heald, Alex Jennings, Mel Johnson Jr., Stephen Lang {as George Washington}, Terrence Mann, Jefferson Mays, Donna Murphy, Remak Ramsay, Jake Weber, Paxton Whitehead, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Philip Bosco {as Benjamin Franklin}, James Naughton, Roger Rees, Campbell Scott {as Thomas Jefferson}, Jamison Selby, Joris Stuyck, J.D. Cullum, Daniel Gerroll, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Byron Jennings, Simon Jones, Roberta Maxwell, Francie Swift, Stephen Temperley • full credits at IMDb
P.B.S. Home Video color DVD [8/2005] 3 disks for $17.80

"The Crossing" TV movie [Columbia TriStar TV / A&E TV Networks Jan 2000]
The Crossing 2000 TV movie  The 'true story' of Washington's Delaware crossing in December 1776, featuring Colonel John Glover, a band of New England fishermen, Tom Paine, and German Hessian soldiers • Directed by Robert Harmon; written by Howard Fast, based on his 1971 novel; starring Jeff Daniels {as Gen. George Washington}, Sebastian Roch้ {as Col. John Glover}, Steven McCarthy {as Alexander Hamilton}, Roger Rees, John Henry Canavan, Ned Vukovic, David Ferry, Nigel Bennett, Karl Pruner, Duncan McLeod, Andrew Kraulis, Kelly Harms, Jonathan Watton, Kris Holden-Ried, Julian Richings, Shaun Austin-Olsen, Paulette Sinclair, Donald Ewer, James Kidnie, John Watson, Cliff Saunders; won a Peabody Award in 2000
A&E Home Video color DVD [1/2003] for $7.97
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
The Crossing 1971 novel by Howard Fast  
based on the 1971 novel by Howard Fast
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [12/2011] for $7.99
I Books American Voyages 8¼x5½ pb [11/99] out of print/50+ used
William Morrow 8¼x5½ hardcover [1971] out of print/used

"Founding Fathers" TV mini-series [History Channel Nov 2000]
Founding Fathers TV mini-series on History Channel  "The Men Who Shaped Our Nation and Changed The World" • Episode titles: "Rebels With A Cause", "Taking Liberties", "You Say You Want A Revolution", and "A Healthy Constitution" • four hour-long episodes co-directed by Mark Hufnail & Melissa Jo Peltier; co-written by Max M. Fletcher & Melissa Jo Peltier; narrated by Edward Herrmann; starring Beau Bridges, journalist Richard Brookhiser, Peter Coyote {as Thomas Jefferson}, Brian Dennehy {as George Washington}, Hal Holbrook {as Benjamin Franklin}, TV newsman Roger Mudd, Burt Reynolds, Gary Rosen, Randy Travis, James Woods, Michael York {as Alexander Hamilton} • full credits at IMDb
A&E Ent. color DVD [1/2012] 2 disks for $10.99
A&E Home Video color DVD [1/2001] 2 disks for $12.99

"Mr. Dreyfuss Goes To Washington" TV movie [History Channel 2001]
Mr. Dreyfuss Goes to Washington TV movie on History Channel  90-minute TV documentary describing the design & construction of Washington, DC
Co-produced & hosted by Richard Dreyfuss; co-produced & directed by Rachel Lyon; written by Christine Intagliata; featuring Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Nina Totenberg, with archive footage of Martin Luther King & Franklin D. Roosevelt; actors include Ross Dillman {as Alexander Hamilton}, Steven Edenbo {as Thomas Jefferson}, Robert Gleason {as architect Pierre L'Enfant}, John Douglas Hall {as James Madison} & William A. Sommerfield {as George Washington} • full credits at IMDb
DVD/Blu-ray not available • A&E Home Video color VHS [5/2002] for $22.49

"Alexander Hamilton" TV episode [WGBH-TV/P.B.S. May 2007]
Season 19, Episode 15 of "The American Experience" [1988-2017] TV series
'Alexander Hamilton' 2007 episode of 'American Experience' TV series  "Explores the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton from his humble beginnings as an immigrant to his infamous death"
Co-produced & directed by Muffie Meyer; co-produced & written by Ronald Blumer; narrated by Colm Feore; starring Brํan F. O'Byrne {as Alexander Hamilton}, Mary Bacon, Samuel Barnett, Gerry Bamman, Lauren Bloom, John Ellison Conlee, John Curless, Michael Cumpsty, Richard Easton {as George Washington}, Peter Gerety, Daniel Gerroll {as Thomas Jefferson}, Neal Huff, Neil McGarry, Julia Morrison, Brian Murray, Mark Nelson, Denis O'Hare, Kelli O'Hara, Jamie Parker, Brandon Reilly, Bridget Regan, Henry Strozier, Michael Stuhlbarg, Angela Thornton, Leonardo Cuesta, Joanne Freeman
2-hour P.B.S. color DVD [5/2007] for $13.93
full credits at IMDb • watch full episode [1:53:48] online free at YouTube

"John Adams" 7-part TV mini-series /[H.B.O. March-April 2008]
7-part 'John Adams' 2008 mini-series on H.B.O.  Rufus Sewell portrays Alexander Hamilton in two episodes: episode #5 "Unite or Die" and episode #6 "Unnecessary War" • Directed by Tom Hooper; starring Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane {as Thomas Jefferson}, Sarah Polley, Samuel Barnett, David Morse {as George Washington}, Tom Wilkinson {as Benjamin Franklin}; won 13 Primetime Emmy Awards
H.B.O. Studios widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2009] 3 disks for $17.99
H.B.O. widescreen color DVD [10/2014] 3 disks for $16.22
H.B.O. widescreen color DVD [1/2016] 3 disks for $16.60
H.B.O. widescreen color DVD [6/2008] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • official series website
watch 12/2013 official trailer [2:12] online at YouTube
John Adams biography by David McCullough  
"John Adams" biography [2001] by David McCullough
"The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president"
Kindle Edition from Touchstone/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [2001 edition] for $14.99
Touchstone 9¼x6 pb [9/2002] for $11.60
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2001] for $12.00

"Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton" TV special [P.B.S. April 2011]
reenactor Ian Rose performing as Andrew Hamilton in 2016  Host & interviewees talk about money, rights, news, battle, sex, and honor – all the themes that shaped Hamilton's life, helped him make modern capitalist America, and led to his death in the most famous duel in American history
Co-produced by Gina Pack; co-produced & directed by Michael Pack; written & hosted by Richard Brookhiser; featuring reenactor Ian Rose, David Brooks, Ron Chernow, Paul Clement, Vern Crofoot, publisher Larry Flynt, John Steele Gordon, Bernard Maisner, Marilyn Milian, news mogul Rupert Murdoch, Henry Paulson, then-Congressman Charles Rangel, Thomas M. Scalea, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Gore Vidal, Sean Wilentz, Jay Winik
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • Manifold Prodns official movie website

"Alexander Hamilton: American Visionary" short [indep June 2013]
17-minute documentary filmed in Virginia and shown at Hamilton Grange National Memorial [built 1802, open 2011] in New York City; includes reenactments, first-person narratives, and historic images that recount Hamilton's life from his humble beginnings to his vital role in the founding of our nation to his tragic death; featuring Sean Haggerty {as AH}, Jim Barbour, Ray Bullock, Kevin Grantz, Lucas N. Hall, Charles Raintree, John Tucker, Frank Vaughan, Charles Wissinger • credits at IMDb

"The Patriots: Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr - Deadly Division" TV episode
[Fox Propaganda Channel Aug 2016]
Season 2 Episode 9 of the "Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies" TV series [2015-2016]
series poster/ad for Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies The Patriots  During President Thomas Jefferson's first term in office, the rivalry between former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr escalated to a duel at dawn in New Jersey • Co-produced & hosted by Bill O'Reilly; directed by Kevin R. Hershberger; written by Jason Broome, Gardner Linn & Keith Palmer; narrated by Dermot Mulroney; starring Alexander McPherson {as Alexander Hamilton}, Ryan Adcock, Ron Bianchi, Daniel Braswell, Jeremy Carr, Frank Creasy, Samuel Dunning {as Thomas Jefferson}, Lucas N. Hall, Dave Hobbs, Danny Hugus, Donald Imm, John-Michael Jalonen, Joel King {as George Washington}, Harry Kollatz {as Benjamin Franklin}, Brian K. Landis, Taylor Lyons, Tom Nuckols, Kera O'Bryon, Matthew Snare, Paul Stober {as Aaron Burr}, James E Sved, Colton Tapp, Scott Wichmann
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • episode credits at IMDb
Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots book by David Fisher  series companion book [2016] by David Fisher
chapter/subjects are: Samuel Adams & Paul Revere; John Adams; Benjamin Franklin; Gen. George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Benedict Arnold; Francis Marion; Forgotten Heroes; President George Washington; and Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr
Kindle Edition from Henry Holt/Macmillan [5/2016] for $16.99
Henry Holt & Co. hardcover [5/2016] for $21.60

Stageplays,  Other  Media


"Hamilton" Broadway stageplay [1917]
regularly-used program cover for stageplays at the Knickerbocker Theatre on Broadway in New York City  Stageplay written by George Arliss & Mary Hamlin, staged by Douglas Digges; opened at the Knickerbocker Theatre [1893-1930] on Broadway in New York City on 17 September 1917 and closed in November 1917 after 80 performances; the opening night cast starred George Arliss, Florence ('Mrs. George') Arliss as Betsy Hamilton, and Jeanne Eagels as Mrs. Reynolds; other cast included Carl Anthony, Marion Barney, James O. Barrow, Wilson Day, Guy Favieres, Marion Green, Hardee Kirkland, Harry Maitland, John D. Ravold, Gillian Scaife, Pell Trenton, C.M. Van Clief, George Woodward
bare play credits at Internet Broadway Database
see also Arliss's 1931 feature film {above}

"The Patriots" Broadway stageplay [1943]
The Patriots 1943 Broadway stageplay by Sidney Kingsley  Stageplay written by Sidney S. Kingsley; directed by Shepard Traube, music by Stanley Bate; opened at the National Theatre [built 1920, renamed 1959 & 1980, restored 2008] in New York City on 29 January 1943 and closed in June 1943 after 173 perform-ances; the opening night cast starred Roland Alexander, Leslie Bingham, Francis Compton, Thomas Dillon, Madge Evans, Doe Doe Green, Cecil Humphreys {as George Washington}, House Jameson {as Alexander Hamilton}, Raymond Edward Johnson {as Thomas Jefferson}, Peg La Centra, Judson Laire, Robert Lance, Hope Lange, Jack Lloyd, Ross Matthew, George Mitchell, Henry Mowbray, Billy Nevard, Frances Reid, Byron Russell, John Souther, Victor Southwick, John Stephen, Philip White
play credits at Internet Broadway Database
short revival [Dec 1943] - 8 performances over Xmas Week with a different cast
bare play credits at Internet Broadway Database

Five Prizewinning Plays by Sidney Kingsley  "Sidney Kingsley: Five Prizewinning Plays, 1933-1950" [1997] Edited by Nena Couch
the five plays are: "Men In White" [1934], which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; "Dead End" [1935], which was the origin of the Dead-End Kids / East Side Kids / Bowery Boys Movies, 1937-58; "The Patriots" [1943]; "Detective Story" [1949]; and "Darkness At Noon" [1950], an adaptation of the 1940 novel by Arthur Koestler
Ohio State Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [2/97] out of print/used
Ohio State Univ Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/2010] out of print/used

"The Patriots" episode of "Hallmark Hall of Fame" TV series [NBC-TV Nov 1963] {see above}

"The Patriots" episode of "Great Performances" TV series [KQED-TV/P.B.S. 1976] {see above}


"Hamilton" smash Broadway musical stageplay [2015]

"Hamilton: THE HISTORY-MAKING MUSICAL Kindle Edition from The New York Times

"Hamilton: The Revolution" [April 2016] by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Author), Jeremy McCarter (Author)

Works  About  Alexander  Hamilton

Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton book by Allan McLane Hamilton  "The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton: Based Chiefly Upon Original Family Letters and Other Documents, Many of Which Have Never Been Published" [C. Scribner's Sons 1910]
by Allan McLane Hamilton [1848-1919], (modern) Foreword by Willard Sterne Randall **

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2015] for $1.99
Kindle Edition from Racehorse Publng [11/2016] for $11.57 **
Racehorse Publng 9x6 pb [4/2017] for $12.18 **
Forgotten Books pb [4/2017] for $19.57
Sagwan Press 9¼x6 hardcover [8/2015] for $30.95

Little Journeys Volume 3 book by Elbert Hubbard  "Little Journeys, Volume 3: To The Homes of American Statesmen" [1916]
by Elbert Hubbard [1856-1915]

includes articles on 'The Little Journeys Camp', John Quincy Adams, Samuel Adams, Henry Clay, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, William H. Seward, George Washington, and Daniel Webster
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE! {sic}
Qontro Classic Books 11x8½ pb [7/2010] for $9.99
Perfect Library 9x6 pb [5/2015] for $15.90
Scholar's Choice 9¾x7½ pb [2/2015] for $24.75
Univ California Libraries blue cover 8x5 pb [1916 facsimile] for $24.99
available as free online etext at Internet Archive
Alexander Hamilton 1920 biography by Henry Jones Ford  
"Alexander Hamilton" biography [1920] by Henry Jones Ford [1851-1925]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [10/2015] for $2.99
Forgotten Books 9x6 pb [4/2017] for $16.57
Furnas Press pb [2006] out of print/used
Palala Press 9¼x6 hardcover [11/2015] for $27.95
Young Hamilton biography by James Thomas Flexner  "The Young Hamilton: A Biography" [1978]
by James Thomas Flexner

Fordham Univ Press 9x5¾ pb [1997] for $12.10
Fordham Univ Press 9x5¾ pb [1997] out of print/used
Fordham Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [1997] for $79.68 {sic}
Little, Brown & Co. hardcover [2/78] out of print/used
Alexander Hamilton biography by Forrest McDonald  "Alexander Hamilton: A Biography" [1979]
by Forrest McDonald

W.W. Norton & Co. 7¾x5 pb [9/82] for $21.97
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/79] out of print/used
Alexander Hamilton biography by Willard Sterne Randall  "Alexander Hamilton: A Life" [2003] by Willard Sterne Randall
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [7/2010] for $14.99
HarperPerennial 8x5¼ pb [2/2014] for $13.90
Harper 9x6 hardcover [1/2003] for $17.13
hour-long appearance of author Willard Sterne Randall at the Burlington, Vermont Barnes & Noble store broadcast on C-SPAN2's 'BookTV' program in January 2003
watch full video [57:35] online at YouTube
Alexander Hamilton biography by Ron Chernow  "Alexander Hamilton" biography [2004] by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Chernow
The biography that inspired the 2015 hit Broadway musical; listed as Los Angeles Times Book Review Best of 2004; New York Times bestseller & listed as Best of The Year
Kindle Edition from Penguin Books Group [2005 edition] for $12.99
Penguin Books 9¼x6¼ pb [3/2005] for $12.65
Penguin Press 9½x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [4/2004] for $22.42
hour-long conversation between Ron Chernow & Harold Holzer of Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at CUNY Hunter College, New York City in February 2016
watch full video [1:08:09] online at YouTube

The Money Men book by H.W. Brands  "The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and The Hundred Years' War Over The American Dollar" [2006] by H.W. Brands
featuring five key players in American financial history: Alexander Hamilton; Nicholas Biddle
(versus President Andrew Jackson); Jay Cooke; Jay Gould; and J.P. Morgan

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [11/2010] for $9.07
W.W. Norton 8x5½ pb [10/2007] for $9.55
W.W. Norton 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/2006] out of print/50+ used
Alexander Hamilton the Outsider book by Jean Fritz  "Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider" [ages 8-12; 2011] by Jean Fritz
Kindle Edition from Puffin Books/Penguin Group [1/2011] for $7.99
Puffin Books 9x6 pb [1/2012] for $3.73 {sic}
G.P. Putnam's Sons BFYR hardcover [1/2011] out of print/used
Jefferson & Hamilton Rivalry That Forged a Nation book by John Ferling  "Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation" [2013]
by John Ferling

Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury Press [10/2013] for $9.99
Bloomsbury Press 9¼x6¼ pb [10/2014] for $13.02
Bloomsbury Press 9½x6½hardcover [10/2013] for $16.05

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826] Page

Alexander Hamilton Formative Years book by Michael E. Newton  "Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years" [2015]
by Michael E. Newton

'The definitive work on Alexander Hamilton's origins and youth'
Kindle Edition from Eleftheria Publng [7/2015] for $9.99
Eleftheria Publng 9½x7 hardcover [7/2015] for $30.57

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Family  &  Friends
Alexander Hamilton was born in 1757 in the West Indies; he served twice as a delegate to Congress under the Articles of Confederation, founded the Bank of New York
in 1784, served as Secretary of the Treasury 1789-95, and died in 1804 at age 47 after a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr [1756-1836].

Hamilton Grange residence [built 1802, moved twice, restored 2011] National Memorial in Harlem, New York City
entry at Wikipedia • N.P.S. promo video [6/2013 upload; 2:06] online at YouTube

L i n k s
Alexander Hamilton entry at Wikipedia
browse Alexander Hamilton Store {returns 40+ books} at Amazon
Internet Movie Database removed all 'character' pages in late 2017; the incomplete credits for character 'Alexander Hamilton' showed 50+ films since 1918

Alexander Hamilton reenactor Ian Rose  click here for photograph (in a new window)

    Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner [May 2017 = #17]
which is sponsored by Manhattan Institute for Policy Research [est. 1978] in New York City
which is funded by Koch, Scaife, Bradley & Olin foundations, and other fascist organizations

The {other} Alexander Hamilton Awards [est. 1997] are sponsored by online Treasury & Risk Magazine [est. 1991]

The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society [est. 2011] is based in Florida

Hamilton Scholars college scholarship fund [est. 2004] is based in Seattle, Washington
The Alexander Hamilton Friends Association [est. 2004] is based in Seattle, Washington

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