In clear, vernacular prose, Newbery finalist James Lincoln Collier creates insightful character studies of our most well-known American figures. He addresses such questions as who is the human being behind the face on the dollar bill, the statue, and the portrait? What was it in their childhood, their nature, or their experience that led them to make a difference? By blasting through the myths surrounding our heroes, we see them as they really were, with their conflicts, their fears, their shortcomings, and their ambitions. We come to know them and so to admire their achievements all the more. Illustrated with archival photos and striking original art by Greg Copeland. Each book also contains a map. Series Features • Award-winning author • Reveals surprising, little-known details about famous Americans • Blends stunning original art with archival reproductions • Character studies of our most well-known American figures • Map • Index James Lincoln Collier's The Alexander Hamilton You Never Knew explores the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the great leaders of early American history. Born poor and orphaned at a young age, Hamilton went on to play a significant role in shaping American government.