|Allan McLane Hamilton. Willard Sterne Randall, foreword|
|Pages/Publication Date:||483 / 2016|
Among the many accounts of Alexander Hamilton's life over the past 200 years, few have touched upon the private life of the man quite like this 1910 account from Hamilton's own grandson, a noted psychiatrist best known for his book Recollections of an Alienist. Drawing chiefly from collected original family letters and documents, Allan McLane Hamilton intimately discusses his grandfather's private affairs in great detail, dispelling many myths about Hamilton's personal life. His portrait reveals a softness and charisma unknown to the public at the time, written with a closeness and immediacy that only a family member could provide.