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The Duel For America: Jefferson vs. Hamilton (The Founding Fathers Series Book 3) by [Walton, John]
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It began at the time of the Constitutional Convention. It continued throughout their lives as they served the country they loved and helped form. The philosophies of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton have been at the forefront of the American debate from the founding of the United States through the present day.
It is a debate about whether the country should move in the direction of small government, or big government. It is a debate about the size of the government debt. It is a debate about whether the constitution should be interpreted strictly or loosely. It is a debate about whether the country should move to a pure free market system. Or should the country move to system where the government works with the businesses it chooses to help promote the welfare of the country.
This book will cover the issues that they debated by the Founding Fathers during the formation of the country. It will show that are still at the center of the debates of today. It will also cover the events that shaped both their lives and the nation including…
* The key differences between the Jefferson and Hamilton visions for the United States
* What constitutional phrase did Thomas Jefferson believe would give Congress the power “to do whatever evil they please” if the Constitution was loosely interpreted?
* What constitutional phrase Thomas Jefferson believed was the key to strict interpretation.
* The birth of the small government/big government debate that rages on even today
* The Hamilton Burr Duel
*And much more…

Learn what Jefferson and Hamilton believed and how their philosophies shaped not only the formation of the United States, but the very issues that are being debated in the nation today.

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HASH(0xa520d960) out of 5 stars Overflowing with Factual Errors May 19 2013
By Nyssa - Published on
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I was surprised at both the number and the extent of the factual and historical mistakes that found their way into a final, published book.

A few examples of huge errors that jumped out at me:

Theodore Roosevelt, according to the author of this book, was responsible for the emergence of a big federal government in the United States in 1920. Beyond not giving any examples of what specifically Roosevelt was supposed to have done to have caused this big government trend to begin or why the author felt it to be true, there is no way that Roosevelt could have been the cause of anything in 1920 since he died in 1919. Theodore Roosevelt was president from 1901-1909 and had long been out of service to the federal government by the time of his death. It couldn't be a case of the author confusing Theodore with Franklin Roosevelt either since the latter didn't take office as president until 1933. Strike One.

The author further writes "In 1871 Hamilton wrote..." referring to a passage allegedly written by Alexander Hamilton. As with the Theodore Roosevelt error, this could not possibly be true since Hamilton was killed in 1804. Strike Two.

According to the author Thomas Jefferson founded the Republican party. No, Jefferson and his followers formed the Democratic Republican party which later became simply the Democratic party. The Republican party did not emerge until the mid-19th century with Abraham Lincoln becoming the first president elected from that party long after Jefferson's death. Yes, the parties have traded platforms over the intervening decades, but it still doesn't make Jefferson the founder of the Republican party. Strike Three.

There are other problems with this book, not the least of which there are no references cited for any of the quotations or events. The only exception to the lack of citations is a section of the book which contains dialog from an HBO mini-series, John Adams, which supposedly illustrates a fictional conversation between Jefferson and Hamilton. A television show meant for entertainment is hardly a credible source. The author also is confused over the correct use of the word "capitol" and the standard rules of capitalization for titles and subtitles.

Not recommended unless you wish to use this book as part of a game to see who can find the most errors.
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HASH(0xa6d9a120) out of 5 stars Informative, Insightful and Interesting!!! June 6 2013
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I found this book very interesting and informative. It's filled with facts from the founding of our country and the issues that aroused. In my opinion, the author was very articulate in the way how he showed forth the ideas and debates of and between Jefferson and Hamiliton. From start to finish, I was intrigued with the content and it has aroused an eager interest to learn more about our founding fathers and the history of America.
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HASH(0xa5042bdc) out of 5 stars The battle for the future Nov. 14 2012
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The book is small, educational and very insightfull. the content of the book is relevant today as 200 years ago. Our founding fathers were ahead of their time and generation. The tussling of today between the two political parties started more than two hundred year ago.Dissenting is necessary in anything and any situation.
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HASH(0xa53878e8) out of 5 stars I Like this Feb. 18 2013
By Athena - Published on
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This book helped me understand how the issues we are debating today started with the founding of our country, and were articulated by Jefferson and Hamilton. Great job on providing their quotes and writings to describe each mans ideal view of government. Well written and to the point.
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HASH(0xa5167ee8) out of 5 stars Jefferson and Hamilton Sept. 7 2012
By Herb Reed - Published on
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I found this book interesting by putting the two men against each other. I learned what I needed to know and will refer back to it. Jefferson and the Hamilton are two of my favorite founding fathers; not that the remainder aren't, but these two always stick out.