Hamilton Reading List

Hamilton has been very, very good for American theatre, and it hasn’t been bad for American publishing either. The chance to see the original also provides a chance to read up.

Alexander Hamilton Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143034759
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2005

The Ron Chernow biography where it all started.


Hamilton: The Revolution Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781455539741
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 12th, 2016

As the publisher says, a backstage pass in a book. The show’s full lyrics, great photography and lots of anecdotes. It’s covet-able even for casual lovers of the show.


Hamilton: Portraits of the Revolution Cover Image
By Josh Lehrer, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Foreword by), Thomas Kail (Preface by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780789336804
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Published: Universe - April 7th, 2020

A coffee table book by photographer Josh Lehrer. This is one for the passionate Hamilfans.


You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224100
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Published: Viking - February 4th, 2020

An intense biography of the Father of Our Country, written by a female historian. (And that has made all the myth-busting difference).


My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062466167
Availability: Backordered
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

The team that wrote this one earlier did a popular novel about Patsy Jefferson, Thomas’ eldest daughter.


Alex & Eliza (The Alex & Eliza Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781524739645
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Published: Penguin Books - January 14th, 2020

The start of a young adult trilogy about 1777’s hottest romance.


Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship Cover Image
$12.09
ISBN: 9780062671318
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 10th, 2019

Another young-adult novel, this one from the perspective of the sister who gets the least stage-time in the musical.


Lafayette! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8): A Revolutionary War Tale Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419731488
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 16th, 2018

We never miss a chance to recommend this graphic-novel series about American history.


Who Was Alexander Hamilton? (Who Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780399544279
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 22nd, 2017

The $10 Founding Father is the popular “Who Was” format for young readers.


National Geographic Kids Readers: Alexander Hamilton (L3) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781426330384
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Published: National Geographic Children's Books - January 16th, 2018

An easy-reader biography: Hamilton fans start early.


Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596439986
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 13th, 2015

A picture book about the one thing people knew about Hamilton before Hamilton.


Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton: With an Afterword by Phillipa Soo, the Original Eliza from Hamilton: An American Cover Image
By Margaret McNamara, Esmé Shapiro (Illustrator), Phillipa Soo (Afterword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524765880
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - October 2nd, 2018

A picture book about the long-lived wife and widow of Alexander, who became the keeper of his flame.


Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

Snippets of quality time with the charismatic creator of Hamilton.


The Deep Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534439863
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - November 5th, 2019

Something completely different: A Middle Passage/merfolk fantasy inspired by a song performed by Daveed Diggs’ rap group.