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A Hamilton Read-Along

Hamilton Read-Along

What better way to celebrate the premiere of Hamilton on Disney+ than to read the book that started it all: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. 

On Tuesday, July 7th, Penguin Press will launch #HamiltonTogether: a two-month long read along of the book with daily discussions happening right on the Penguin Press Twitter. You can follow along every day or jump in whenever you want. See the reading calendar below.

Check out the official “Hamilton” trailer below, and watch the whole movie on Disney+ starting July 3.

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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Alexander Hamilton
By Ron Chernow
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July

July 7 – Pages 1-13

“In the early 1850s, few pedestrians strolling past…” – “…that later appealed to Alexander Hamilton.”

July 8 – Pages 14-28

 “After the 1707 union with England…” – “…harrowing shared secret.”

July 9 – Pages 29-40

 “Even in the languorous tropics…” – “…seem almost blessedly inevitable.”  

July 10 – Pages 41-55

 “Alexander Hamilton never needed to worry…” – “…of the Sons of Liberty.”

July 11 – Pages 56-69

 “It is worth remarking that…” – “…true-blue revolutionary.”

July 12 – Pages 70-82

 “He saw too clearly that greater freedom…” – “…ringing in his ears.”

July 13 – Pages 83-97

 “Plagued by foul weather…” – “…to any allegiance to it.”

July 14 – Pages 98-111

 “Hamilton already showed a solid grasp…” – “…in a just equilibrium.”

July 15 – Pages 112-125

 “Hamilton was especially attentive…” – “…had a point after all.”

July 16 – Pages 126-139

 “The American Revolution unfolded…” – “…except you and Meade. Adieu A. Hamilton.”

July 17 – Pages 140-153

 “Throughout his career…” – …”attempts to drive them apart.”

July 18 – Pages 154-166

 “For a month after their feud…” – “…had an autobiographical ring?”

July 19 – Pages 167-181

 “With the British still clinging…” – “…execute their views.”

July 20 – Pages 182-195

 “Aghast at the “weak and disgusting” behavior…” – “…patriotism made for an inflammatory mix.”

July 21 – Pages 196-209

 “By early 1784…” – “…as you have done.”

July 22 – Pages 210-223

 “(The emphasis on Hamilton’s size…” – “…cooled off and consented.” 

July 23 – Pages 224-237

 “In its final version…” – “…like choking vines.” 

July 24 – Pages 238-251

 “No matter how hard he tried…” – “…and piercing insights.” 

July 25 – Pages 252-265

 “At this stage, Madison often sounded…” – “…the quest for liberty.”

July 26 – Pages 266-279

 “In the commencement of a revolution…” – “…European nobility.” 

July 27 – Pages 280-293

 “For republicans afraid…” – “…America’s civil service.” 

July 28 – Pages 294-307

 “Hamilton divested himself…” – “give the federal government.”

July 29 – Pages 308-321

 “If the treasury secretary…” – “…must have been dominated by his shred mentor.” 

July 30 – Pages 322-335

 “‘Mr. Madison had always entertained…” – “…inquired about her in solicitous, protective tones.” 

July 31 – Pages 336-349

 “He seldom mentioned his work…” – “…into a bank than into a house of ill fame.”” 

August

August 1 – Pages 350-364
“Hamilton wanted the new bank in Philadelphia.” – “…other than pecuniary consolation would be acceptable.”

August 2 – Pages 365-377
“That encounter was the first of many times…” – “…to hinder the export of innovative machinery.”

August 3 – Pages 378-391
“For Hamilton, the federal government…” – “…quick to perceive hypocrisy in others.”

August 4 – Pages 392-405
“And because parties were frightening…” – “’as odious as possible.’”

August 5 – Pages 406-418
“Hamilton thought it his duty…” – “…the love and loyalty of his pregnant wife.”

August 6 – Pages 419-433
“Even as their feud worsened…” – “…all executed and dumped in a common grave.”

August 7 – Pages 434-447
“Other heroes of the American Revolution…” – “…the exit of Thomas Jefferson from the cabinet by year’s end.”

August 8 – Pages 448-461
“While Washington meditated the fate…” – “’their government to vindicate their rights.’”

August 9 – Pages 462-475
“Hamilton wanted compensation for American vessels…” – “…he had usually headed in the Revolution.”

August 10 – Pages 476-489
“The soldiers marched west along muddy roads in soaking rain.” – “…to expose himself to street hecklers.”

August 11 – Pages 490-503
“John Church Hamilton contends that…” – “’Will you reply briefly to a few questions I lately stated?’”

August 12 – Pages 504-516
“’I care not how briefly.’” – “Adams was to come to regret that decision as much as any other he made in office.”

August 13 – Pages 517-531
“It was ironic that John Adams…” – “…called him the ablest clerk in the country.”

August 14 – Pages 532-545
“As first clerk of the House of Representatives…” – “…Eliza and the children in the coming years.”

August 15 – Pages 546-559
“One reason that Hamilton so feared the repercussions…” – “…’to excel in whatever he takes in hand.’”

August 16 – Pages 560-573
“’He is enterprising, quick in his perceptions…’” – “…should possess a veto over state laws.”

August 17 – Pages 574-587
“In the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions…” – “…or any other kind of financial institution.”

August 18 – Pages 588-602
“The Federalists had dozed right through this deception…” – “…whom he held responsible for this inglorious end.”

August 19 – Pages 603-615
“Even while carrying out his duties…” – “…or impute on this head true.”

August 20 – Pages 616-629
“I think it will be most prudent and magnanimous…” – “…as an apologist of privilege and wealth.”

August 21 – Pages 630-643
“Hamilton, Adams, and other Federalists…” – “’…who will be my bedfellows tonight.’”

August 22 – Pages 644-656
“’The remainder of the children were well yesterday.’” – “Some new, impenetrable darkness had engulfed his mind.”

August 23 – Pages 657-671
“The popularity of President Jefferson…” – “began to talk of secession from the union.”

August 24 – Pages 672-685
“Such plans formed part of the context for the Hamilton-Burr duel.” – “’…he would recognize or disavow them.’”

August 25 – Pages 686-699
“Technically, Hamilton was correct.” – “…asked the drowsy boy to light a candle.”

August 26 – Pages 700-713
“He made up a story that his four-year-old sister…” – “…Hamilton would certainly have left voluminous and convincing memoirs.”

August 27 – Pages 714-731
“In death as in life…” – “…right beside her Hamilton in the Trinity Churchyard.”