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Vida, pasión y muerte de Alexander Hamilton


Antonio Rodríguez Baixeras (Ribadeo, 1.950) started his work as an historian being the coauthor of the novel Ingenieros Militares del siglo XVIII, by the Universidad de Barcelona (1.983). Then, he devoted all his professional activity to teaching history to young people. He was able to act not just as a teacher and as the headmaster of the Ciudad de los Poetas High School in Madrid but also as a writer of books such as Tierra de Oro, a history about the Colonial Spanish America, and Historiadores de Indias (Akal house), among others. He also is the author of some text books about the Secondary Education for Editex and Edelvives publishers. Another field within his activity is Galician literature, about which he has published some novels and stories.


Vida, pasión y muerte de Alexander Hamilton is the product of the author’s interest for the divulgation of a historical character, which was a crucial point in the constitution of the United States of America, but he is not very known in Spain and for Spanish readers. Hamilton participated in two crucial aspects within the birth of the American nation: its politic organization and its first economical project as an independent country. As Secretary of the Treasury and person of confidence of President Washington he faced conflicts that still exist nowadays such as the dilemma between centralism and federalism or the use of the National Debt and the Federal Bank as tools for the political economy, and gave them active solutions. The title of this book is also an allusion to the short and intensive Alexander Hamilton’s personal life, which was interrupted by a tragic duel. This novel is very expressive as far as it concerns the conflict between reason and passion during the transition from the Illustration to the Romantic period, which was the dawn of the Contemporary Age.