I'm reading Alexander Hamilton: American by Richard Brookhiser right now, and I'm kind of struggling with it. Did anyone else read this one?
Of course I know that Chernow's book would've been a better book, but I copped out and went with the shorter one instead.
The writing is kind of killing me, and this dude is SO biased, it's exhausting. I get that biographers tend to lean a bit in favor of their subjects, but last night I read a 2 or 3 page ramble about how weak was James Madison. Anyone who could be seen as a political rival of Hamilton's is just castigated in this book, and often unjustly so, I think. And I'm only about 60 pages in.
It's only a 200-something page book, so I'm about 1/4 through. Do I quit and read Chernow's book instead (probably not right now, though), or suck it up and finish? I'm usually all in favor of setting aside books I don't love, but in this case, I really want to read a Hamilton bio, and I don't know that I want to dedicate the time it'll take me to read 800 pages on him right now.