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READ & DOWNLOAD ó Jefferson and Hamilton Political advantage but the future course of the American experiment in democracy In this epochal debate no two figures loomed larger than Thomas Jefferson and Alexander HamiltonBoth men were visionaries but their visions of what the United States should be were diametrically opposed Jefferson a true revolutionary believed passionately in individual liberty and a egalitarian society with a weak central government and greater powers for the states Hamilton a brilliant organizer and tactician feared chaos and social disorder He sought to build a powerful national. One could read the introduction to say the author believes Thomas Jefferson euals Bill Clinton and Alexander Hamilton euals George W Bush The introduction also contains the assertion that the Declaration of Independence proclaimed that all men are born eual when it says we are created eual After that inauspicious start the first two thirds of the book are well done relatively concise parallel biographies of the two title subjects Readers could pick up most of what they should know about them here Their public accomplishments and private failures are both covered in a compelling narrativeAs with all too many men who achieve greatness in public life Hamilton and Jefferson had some incredible moral failures Hamilton s marital infidelity and hotheadedness Jefferson s constant personal extravagance and debt slaveholding and relationship with Sally Hemmings Ferling addresses these matters without apologizing for them but also without diminishing Hamilton s and Jefferson s immense contributions to the formation of a nation unlike any otherIt is not until two thirds into the book that the subtitle The Rivalry That Forged a Nation begins to fit Until then Hamilton and Jefferson had largely operated in different spheres apparently having no real disagreement with each other For instance during the Revolutionary War Hamilton fought Jefferson wrote the Declaration and served as Governor of Virginia During the Constitutional Convention and the battle over ratification Hamilton was intimately involved while Jefferson was serving in Paris But for the next hundred pages the text hits their disputing visions hard The rivalry begins in the early 1790s with the two serving in Washington s cabinet and Hamilton s proposal for a national bank Jefferson starts to see nefarious things in Hamilton s financial programs a hierarchical society centralized even monarchal government with a loss of state sovereignty and a nation of mostly urban dwellers In contrast Jefferson and James Madison with him saw the spirit of 1776 as one of limited central government emphasis on individual liberty and eual opportunities and a focus on land ownership and agriculture Jefferson fought against Hamilton so much so that the champion of limited government was not above contradiction he put a man on the State Department payroll whose job was to publish a newspaper attacking Hamilton and his programs The rivalry led to the formation of the first two major political parties the Federalists and Jefferson s Democratic Republican PartyThroughout most of the 1790s Hamilton was the victor It is hard to tell from Ferling s account why Hamilton was so successful except if the reason is as simple as that the man who acted above it all George Washington almost always sided with him Washington s death does coincide with Hamilton s increasingly irrational behavior including burning bridges with John Adams and political fall Jefferson saw his own victory in the uniue 1800 presidential election as a triumph of his own viewpoint and a return to the spirit of 1776 Nevertheless as Ferling notes much of what America became was what Hamilton foresawI still think the subtitle overplays the text There was certainly a rivalry and the competing views of Hamilton and Jefferson Madison reverberate today But much of the book does not address that and it is uite short on explaining the long term impact of the rivalry Beyond the introduction there are also some further hints that Ferling views the politics of the past through a misguided lens of the politics of the present He essentially writes that Hamilton engaged in right wing politics calling a staple of such politics the labeling of those who disagree with the administration s foreign policy as disloyal Near the end Ferling strangely calls John McCain extremely conservative In fact Ferling appears to use the the label conservative throughout the book as a pejorative one but he never defines what he means by it It leads to some contradictions if we take the ordinary meaning For instance at one point Ferling calls Hamilton s Constitutional Convention plan the most radical and also the most conservative If you ignore the premise of the subtitle and some of these uibbles though the book serves well as a biographical highlight reel of the lives of these two men and the formation of the United States Ferling knows his subjects well so well in fact that he feels free to offer lots of speculation of their motives only some of which Ferling acknowledges as speculation His knowledge shows and he writes wellA final note I read an advanced reader s copy received as part of the Goodreads giveaway program In addition to the misuoting of the Declaration in the introduction referred to above there were numerous typographical errors Those errors were presumably fixed by the final edition Houseplant Handbook: Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of 300 Everyday Houseplants of the American experiment in democracy In this 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READ & DOWNLOAD ó Jefferson and Hamilton From the award winning author of Almost a Miracle and The Ascent of George Washington this is the rare work of scholarship that offers us irresistible human drama even as it enriches our understanding of deep themes in our nation's historyThe decade of the 1790s has been called the “age of passion” Fervor ran high as rival factions battled over the course of the new republic each side convinced that the other's goals would betray the legacy of the Revolution so recently fought and so dearly won All understood as well that what was at stake was not a moment's. Before John Ferling delves into the background philosophies and careers of his subjects in his JEFFERSON AND HAMILTON THE RIVALRY THAT FORGED A NATION he exposes the reader to a meditation on how the third president and the first Secretary of the Treasury have been evaluated by successive generations At the outset Jefferson was seen favorably as he was deemed to be a democratic populist who defended the liberties of all while Hamilton was viewed as the spokesperson for the rich upper class or monarchical party This characterization existed through most of the 19th century as Jeffersonian agrarianism fought off the evolution of industrialization Men like Andrew Jackson and William Jennings Bryan claimed Jefferson s mantle while Theodore Roosevelt and his adherents at the turn of the 20th century believed in Hamilton s vision of American power influence and economic interests By the administration of Franklin D Roosevelt Jefferson s legacy reemerges with the onset and effects of the Great Depression which was laid at the feet of monied interests Following World War II and the onset of the Cold War Hamilton was seen as the patron saint of the political right wing and his service on behalf of the financial sector and free market economy is applauded Jefferson s reputation was decried during the Civil Rights era and by time Ronald Reagan assumed the presidency many saw him as a hypocrite because of his stance on slavery and his vision for America suffered With the advent of neo conservatism Hamilton s insights were generally accepted and he was described as a creative genius It is interesting to contemplate the new Trump administration s stance on the two founding fathers since they came to power based on a populist economic message It will be fascinating to speculate and somewhat scary to observe the evolution of the new regime in WashingtonIt is obvious that Ferling has mined a significant amount of the voluminous secondary sources that exist on his subjects He offers a strong synopsis of their early years and provides penetrating insights into their future characters However his discussion of Jefferson is presented in greater depth in part because of the paucity of material related to Hamilton s early years Further his objectivity can also be uestioned as it is apparent that he holds Jefferson in greater esteem than Hamilton Ferling claims to be impressed with Hamilton than he thought he would be Though he admires Hamilton s intellect and achievements the narrative despite pointing out a number of Jefferson s flaws is decidedly in favor of the Sage of Monticello Jefferson comes across as self absorbed in his private life as opposed to his public career before the American Revolution particularly up to 1774 as he worked on his law career married into a monied family and served in the Virginia House of Burgesses His writing were sharp clear and radical but only from a Virginian s perspective Jefferson was radical that most Virginians and interestingly his views dovetailed with the north As Jefferson wrote in a meditative and philosophical manner at the same time Hamilton s approach was slash and burn His no holds barred approach would never change be it answering Samuel Seabury or Aaron Burr What separated Hamilton s writing from others is that he predicted why and how England would lose a war with the colonies Hamilton avoided criticizing George III and did not call for independence as he blamed English ministers for the coming conflict and therefore argued for reconciliationFerling writes with a smooth prose that allows the reader to glide over his words words that are full of insight and analysis Ferling s comments are very measured throughout the narrative and his approach allows the reader to make up their own minds on the subjects at hand For example Ferling holds Jefferson in high esteem but he does not shirk from describing his self indulgent nature as is seen when he describes Jefferson s contribution to the Revolutionary War effort his accumulation of debt because of his consumerism his refusal to serve in Congress the hypocrisy related to his future plans for slavery and the life style when he lived in Monticello and Paris Ferling does balance his presentation by arguing that Jefferson s non military contributions to the revolution are as important as his scripture the Declaration of Independence which crystallized the founding ideas of the new country by trying to diminish the power of the patrician order and laid the foundation of a truly republican government As for Hamilton no one had to goad him into service or exhibit courage However Ferling does explore Hamilton s motivations as he tries to overcome his family roots and achieve notoriety and success For Hamilton it just seemed as his life progressed there was always a rich and powerful sponsor that helped him move forwardFerling tells the story of the American Revolution through the movements of Hamilton and George Washington Strategy is analyzed personalities are explored and the importance of Hamilton Washington relationship is presented front and center Ferling makes the excellent point that Washington was very concerned about the uality of intellect in the Congress at Philadelphia Washington kept pointing out the weak financial state of the government that existed due to its inflated currency and speculation that threatened victory The Adams and Franklins that populated the original Congress were gone by 1781 leaving few men of ability provoking Washington to say where are Jefferson and others in this time of need A comment that may have been born of Washington s close relationship with Hamilton Hamilton strongly believed that the major problem that the war effort confronted was its lack of a strong central power in government Hamilton came to the conclusion that Europe will save us despite ourselves Hamilton urged people to call for a Constitutional Convention to rectify the situation that had resulted in a military stalemate and create a National Bank in order to finance the war Hamilton also called for the use of black soldiers in order to defeat the British Ferling reviews Hamilton s writings and agrees with Ron Chernow s magisterial study that Hamilton was developing his ideas and concepts that he would later apply to governing when he became Treasury SecretaryFerling s approach to Jefferson s two terms as governor of Virginia is very diplomatic He criticizes him for taking until 1779 to agree to serve but has empathy for Jefferson as he tries to figure out how to defend Virginia from a British invasion but also assist South Carolina from the attack In evaluating Jefferson as governor one might say he did try and rally his home state through leadership other than just employing his uill Ferling reviews the reasons for Jefferson s abandoning his capital when the British threatened For the author Jefferson did dilly dally over his personal needs and should have taken the warning of invasion seriously Jefferson comes across as self centered and it took a great deal of pressure to get him to act Overall Jefferson s governorship would become a political albatross around his neck until he could escape America and pursue his diplomatic mission in Europe that allowed him to avoid the post revolution political fray as the new government gained its footingFerling offers a number of important insights concerning the founding fathers that challenges the historical imagery that has surrounded them One of the most important is his exploration of Hamilton true feelings toward Washington as he argues that Hamilton did not really care for his commander Hamilton s feelings are colored by his frustration of not gaining a command a path he believed was a necessity for post war success He resented Washington for keeping him as his aide de camp and viewed his commander as ill hudcoarse and sometimes petty vain ill tempered inconsiderate insecure inelegant and unoriginal in his thinking But Hamilton realized that Washington was honest and honorable and essential to the American cause that reuired a fabricated Washington for the American people to believe in Hamilton would eventually resign and Washington would finally appoint him to a command at Yorktown that sealed his reputation for bravery and leadership In stark contrast at the end of the war Jefferson faced an investigation of his leadership as governor of VirginiaFerling s treatment of the Washington Hamilton relationship is enhanced because of the knowledge gained writing an excellent biography of Washington THE ASCENT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON THE HIDDEN POLITICAL GENIUS OF AN AMERICAN ICON This was apparent after the revolution when the issues of military back pay and pensions threatened to become a military revolt Both he and Hamilton agreed on the need to develop a program to pay off the government s debt but it did not stop Washington from seeing menacing ualities in Hamilton that nudged him to assure that his former aide remained a loyal follower not an enemy The fundamental difference between Jefferson and Hamilton was clear early on Jefferson stressed the expansion of individual freedom and independence Hamilton emphasized the wellbeing of the nation Ferling is correct in arguing that Jefferson had become a revolutionary largely in the hope of securing enlarging and sustaining personal liberties Hamilton s experience in the Revolutionary War led him to believe that liberty could never exist unless the nation was strong and secure These world views would color their heated relationship for yearsFerling s chapter on Jefferson s life in Paris is important in gaining an understanding of his belief system and interaction with others The author s description of his relationship with the John and Abagail Adams is very poignant in light of their later political feuds Jefferson s loneliness is apparent as he still had not recovered from the death of his wife Martha Ferling explores the Maria Cosway affair and his budding relationship with Sally Hemmings as a means of explaining how desperate Jefferson was to fill the void in his life A part from personal issues Ferling describes Jefferson s views that encompassed his love for the French people disdain for absolutism and monarchy including his support for the events of 1789 What is key is that the philosophy that Jefferson crossed the Atlantic with was reinforced in France and are an accurate guide as to how he would resume his public career once he returned to the United StatesWhile Jefferson was off in Paris Hamilton was involved with the Constitutional Convention that replaced the Articles of Confederation For Hamilton the government s indebtedness was the most important issue and the problem that he faced was that while virtually every delegate came prepared to increase the powers of the national government at the expense of the states none was willing to jeopardize the vital interests of his state Hamilton s philosophy became widely known from this process as Ferling describes how Hamilton pulled back the curtain that concealed the thoughts of conservative Americans They had not dreamed of sweeping social or political change For them a powerful nation state should be created that would allow men of finance to be free from the shackles of England to invest make money and secure their wealth For Hamilton ineuality was just the nature of things and he was not inclined to remedy these disparities He was an elite who wanted to preserve his status and this anti democratic belief would be the core of his thought for the remainder of his life Hamilton did work to gain passage of the new Constitution by taking on a high percentage of the burden to prepare THE FEDERALIST PAPERS and once he became Secretary of the Treasury he was able to implement his plans to preserve and develop the new nation Ideas such as a National Bank Assumption of debt by the government building the Coast Guard and contributing to a strong executive branch of government were all were major contributions that historians believe were Hamilton s greatest achievements as our government and economy today follow the principles he developedThe period following the inauguration of Washington reflects the true disdain that Jefferson and Hamilton felt for each other On issue after issue their disagreements reflected their hostility toward one another Ferling does a remarkable job explaining the basis for their disagreements and describes the political repercussions Today we dread the level of political partisanship but when one looks back at the nastiness of the 1790s one might argue that we are somewhat tame today in comparison The author provides wonderful anecdotes that reflect the chasm between the two men For example during a visit to Jefferson s residence in New York Hamilton pointed to three pictures on the wall and asked who their subjects were Jefferson responded Bacon Locke and Newton three of the greatest men of history Hamilton retorted that the greatest man in history was Julius CaesarFerling seems to sympathize with Jefferson in that he believed that once the assumption of debt issue was settled in return for moving the capitol to the Potomac River region that there would be a few areas of disagreement However once Hamilton launched the rest of his economic program Jefferson claimed to have been deceived It is unlikely that Jefferson was that na ve But once the Whiskey Tax the National Bank and Hamilton s plan for manufacturing became public Jefferson was pushed over the edge as he feared that the United States would be turned into a monarchical state that replicated England As the war in Europe expanded with England joining the alliance against France foreign policy would enter the euation with the Genet Affair and Jay Treaty that would further exacerbate tensions between Jefferson and HamiltonThe partisanship was further reflected in newspapers one for each side that became the mouthpieces of the two men Hamilton and Jefferson s cohort James Madison would publish numerous essays that skewered their opponents Jefferson s misreading of Washington s viewscontributed to the problem in that he believed the president had an open mind Jefferson did his best to besmirch Hamilton in the eyes of Washington by providing as many damaging documents as he could However Washington blamed Jefferson for the rise of the nasty political factionalism that had developed in addition to the fact that the president supported Hamilton s economic program and vision for the future Jefferson s hatred of Hamilton is best seen in Jefferson s comment to Washington Hamilton was a man whose history from the moment at which history can stoop to notice him is a tissue of machinations against the country which had not only received him and given him his bread but its honors Ferling carries the narrative through the end of Washington s presidency the Adams administration and the election of 1800 What is clear in the last third of the book is that Ferling maintains a soft spot for Jefferson and doesn t miss an opportunity to disparage Hamilton Once Hamilton became a private citizen he could not let go of influencing events easily He became of a schemer to implement his grandiose ideas and his Federalist agenda Ferling s narrative reduces Hamilton to an individual who worked behind the scenes to manipulate governmental policy individual opinion and events to achieve his nefarious goals A case in point is the election of 1800 where Hamilton worked overtly and covertly to undermine Adams reelection through pamphlets newspaper articles speeches and private conversations defeat Adams In the end he would throw his support to Jefferson to block Aaron Burr as the election came to a vote in the House of Representatives Ferling believes that Hamilton suffered from a flawed temperament that dominated his actions which resulted in the end of the Federalist Party as he let his ego get in the way of the changing political culture that had developed As far as Jefferson is concerned he is raised to a level of respectability that does not exist in the first half of the book Jefferson may have cut a deal with the Federalists to gain the Presidency but Ferling rationalizes that by doing so he saved the union It is interesting that one of the early songs in the musical Hamilton I am not going to throw away my shot it s star Lin Manuel Miranda describes a man who would never give up an opportunity however as Ferling describes the duel scene with Burr that is exactly what he did Perhaps as Ron Chernow suggests Hamilton had enough and it was a respectable way of committing suicide Whatever one thinks of these two men their impact on the creation of the republic and the legacy that exits today it is important to remember the time period in which they lived and how fervently they believed in their ideals and how they tried to do what they deemed best for the new nation Ferling s book is a strong comparative study and it provides a true understanding of how America began and provides strong clues of what it was about to become

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READ & DOWNLOAD ó Jefferson and Hamilton Government that could ensure the young nation's security and drive it toward economic greatnessJefferson and Hamilton is the story of the fierce struggle both public and ultimately bitterly personal between these two titans It ended only with the death of Hamilton in a pistol duel felled by Aaron Burr Jefferson's vice president Their competing legacies like the twin strands of DNA continue to shape our country to this day Their personalities their passions and their bold dreams for America leap from the page in this epic new work from one of our finest historia. Ferling has a solid reputation as a scholar but I can t say I felt like I found that here This book was a mess I give it two stars only because it is at least reasonably researched I have several large issues with this book Firstly the book is barely about the rivalry that forged a nation Second it is uite obvious that Ferling considers Hamilton the villain and Jefferson the hero Third I honestly don t think Ferling did a good job of understanding either character This book suffers from perilously poor direction Up until about Chapter 9 it is an unnecessarily detailed but oddly empty look at the lives of our titular characters until that point before either one of them met the other In terms of what we needed to frame the rivalry the first eight chapters I think could have been condensed into as few as two chapters Ferling trades off between the two for the rest of the book but fails to stick close to his thesis instead giving the impression that he means this to be something of a double biography though without the detail or insight that would make that kind of book valuable I will admit that I might be somewhat biased but after reading Chernow s Hamilton I cannot read a book like this that takes the traditional view of Hamilton very seriously Chernow definitely delves into Hamilton s psyche better finding convincing reasons for the flaws in his character Honestly Ferling doesn t seem to be able to help himself he ends most of the speculation about motives with passages that boil down to but maybe Hamilton was just evil Ferling repeatedly attacks Hamilton s actions but glosses over most of Jefferson s faults and generally does everything he can to leave Jefferson s actions personality and honor unblemished I think Ferling s greatest crime though is giving us what amounts to an uninteresting retread of the basic understanding most people have of this rivalry Only the last few pages seem to make any coherent point about the rivalry and then not well Ferling simply fails to give us any deeper understanding of either character or the rivalry that defined the 1790s I am glad at least that he brushes aside the idea that Washington was a puppet in Hamilton s hands In total I am left with the uestion of why Ferling wrote this book There was a good premise which is what made me pick the book up in the first place but the book absolutely failed in making good on the concept Ferling s biases threaten to make this book not just badly put together but just legitimately bad history I would not recommend this book if anyone is interested in the fascinating dichotomy of Jefferson v Hamilton s America I recommend instead picking up firstly Chernow s Hamilton biography and then a Jefferson biography with insight like Joseph J Ellis American Sphinx


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    John Ferling ´ 8 READ & DOWNLOAD [Jefferson and Hamilton] EBOOK / PDF One of my professors in college was Broadus Mitchell He was the foremost Hamiltonian scholar of his day author of multiple biographies of Hamilton and associates Not surprisingly my freshman year at Hofstra's New College with Broadus Mitchell was an intensive study of Alexander Hamilton and the founding of America The t

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    [Jefferson and Hamilton] EBOOK / PDF John Ferling ´ 8 READ & DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS Ý eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ John Ferling This book compares and contrasts the political viewpoints of Jefferson and Hamilton starting with biographical background on each and then focusing on their time in Washington's cabinet and their political disagreements afterwards It is a readable study that is generally fair to its subjects Something about Hamilton and Jefferson seems to inspire their biographers to take sides even than 200 years later so it i

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    [Jefferson and Hamilton] EBOOK / PDF Ferling has a solid reputation as a scholar but I can't say I felt like I found that here This book was a mess I give it two stars only because it is at least reasonably researched I have several large issues with this book Firstly the book is barely about 'the rivalry that forged a nation' Second it is uite obvious that Ferling con

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    [Jefferson and Hamilton] EBOOK / PDF This was a really well researched and insightful look into two lives I like the way it was framed as two opposing poles that have shaped American politics throughout history but the actual text largely biographical didn't pay as much attention to the thesis which is about political philosophy as I would have liked What I'm really

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