All the Thrills of the Nation's Birth in the Biography of One Man! True-life adventure story of the Founding Father who died in a duel. Anyone who's ever wondered about the face on the $10 bill will be intrigued by this exciting story of a man who helped found our country, and whose life mirrored the nation's struggle for independence. Hamilton arrived in New York from the British West Indies as a young man, and he became fiercely loyal to his adopted country as the Revolutionary War broke out. He was General Washington's most valuable military assistant, was there when the Constitution was written, helped the country become unified, and was the first secretary of the treasury. Using clear, detailed language, award-winning biographer Jean Fritz brings this crucial time in our nation's history to life for young readers, and summons up all the thrills of Hamilton's remarkable story.