He’s the subject of a hit Broadway musical, the face on the ten-dollar bill, and one of the most popular founding fathers. But what do you really know about Alexander Hamilton?
Hamilton was no American hero, says author Brion McClanahan. In fact, he spent his life working to make sure citizens and states could not hold the federal government accountable. His policies set a path for presidents to launch secret and illegal wars. And he wanted to make sure American citizens couldn?t do a thing to stop the government’s overreach.
In How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America, Brion McClanahan examines the dangers of Hamilton’s philosophy, introduces readers to heroes and enemies both new and familiar, and—most importantly—explains how we can put power back in the hands of the American people.
Brion McClanahan is a celebrated historian and the author of four books, including The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution and The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Founding Fathers. Mr. McClanahan has lectured across the Southeast and appeared on dozens of radio programs to discuss American history and the founding traditions of the United States.
Mr. McClanahan holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of South Carolina. Born in Virginia, he attended high school in Delaware and received a B.A. in history from Salisbury University in Maryland.
He lives with his wife and children near Phenix City, Alabama, just across the river from Columbus, Georgia.
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