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Ron Chernow

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Educated at Yale and Cambridge University in England, Ron Chernow is a biographer who specializes in hard-hitting exposes on historical business figures. Among Chernow's early accomplishments was his unmasking of corruption in Chinatown for New York magazine in 1973. In the book The House of vis mere Morgan, winner of the National Book Award in 1990, Chernow outlines the extraordinary path of J.P. Morgan's empire and its influence on the American banking industry. Chernow is also the author of Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, which chronicles the life and times of the richest man in the United States in the early 1900s. His other work includes The Warburgs, The Death of a Banker, Alexander Hamilton, Washington: A Life, and Grant. Chernow is regular guest on the National Public Radio programs Fresh Air with Terry Gross and All Things Considered. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Associated Works

Hamilton: An American Musical: Original 2015 Broadway Cast Recording (2015) — Original story — 120 eksemplarer
Hamilton [2020 film] (2020) — Original story — 6 eksemplarer
1109 the Warburg House : An Informal Guided Tour (1984) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar

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Chernow, Ronald
New York, New York, USA (Brooklyn)
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Pembroke College, Cambridge (M.Phil ∙ Literature ∙ 1972)
Yale College (B.A.|1970)
PEN American Center
The Century Foundation
Society of American Historians
Priser og hædersbevisninger
National Humanities Medal (2015)
American History Book Prize (2011)
George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing (1993)
George Washington Book Prize (2004)
BIO Award (2013)
National Institute of Social Science Gold Medal Honoree (2017)
Melanie Jackson
Caitlin McKenna
Kort biografi
Ronald "Ron" Chernow (born March 3, 1949) is an American writer, journalist, historian, and biographer. He has written bestselling and award-winning biographies of historical figures from the world of business, finance, and American politics.



Known primarily as the general who accepted Lee's surrender at Appomattox, Ulysses Grant, in the hands of Ron Chernow, moves through his varied history as a man fully alive, capable of reaching into the future to influence a still troubled nation.
ben_r47 | 58 andre anmeldelser | Feb 22, 2024 |
Absolutely worth the time investment to read this book. It brings Washington and his times to life. I finished the book thinking how incredible it was for him to accomplish so much. And I really loved the fact that Chernow included his dental problems--anyone who ever suffered a toothache will appreciate what a nightmare it must've been for him in so many situations. The parts of the book that explore Washington's attitude and decisions about slavery are hard to read and at the same time fascinating.… (mere)
dhenn31 | 82 andre anmeldelser | Jan 24, 2024 |
I was inspired to read this after seeing the musical, Hamilton. I found the story of Alexander Hamilton's life fascinating. I was especially interested in the sections where the founding fathers were writing the Constitution and where Mr. Hamilton was building the treasury departments and other federal institutions.

I was struck by many similarities to today's political life. And surprised...we hear about the decline of thoughtful debate, the fierceness of partisanship, and how things used to be better. Yet the US Government ran a deficit in its earliest years. People declined Cabinet jobs because of public scrutiny. And members of Congress literally came to blows with canes and fireplace tongs. Plus ca change....

The book is very well researched and written in an accessible style. I think the author may have injected a little too much interpretation of Hamilton's words or actions at times, but overall he did a great job of bringing this part of U.S. history to life.
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LynnB | 160 andre anmeldelser | Jan 24, 2024 |
It's pretty hard to read a history of modern capitalism without stopping at the feet of John Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil, what we know now as Exxon-Mobil. Ron Chernow has given us a magical key to that story, how a bookkeeper came to control the world of oil, and metamorphosed into one if not the world's greatest philanthropists.
MylesKesten | 27 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |



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