Stephen Knott Reading and Signing
The first book to explore the complex friendship between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, this captivating history reveals how their little-known but remarkable collaboration led to the emergence of the U.S. as a world power. Washington, who was devoted to classical virtues, and Hamilton, who was guided by the pursuit of honor, closely cooperated in America’s early days—but their rival ideas also threatened the future of the new republic. From the start of the Revolution through the first decade of the American presidency, this groundbreaking book chronicles how their fascinating relationship impacted the American people and resulted in the birth of politics as we know it today.
Dr. Stephen Knott is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI. Prior to accepting his position at the Naval War College, Knott was Co-Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He also served for seven years as an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the United States Air Force Academy. His books include "The Reagan Years"; "Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth"; "Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency"; "At Reagan's Side: Insiders' Recollections from Sacramento to the White House"; and "Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics." His most recent book, "Washington & Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America," was published by Sourcebooks in September, 2015, and was co-authored with Tony Williams, the author of numerous books on the American founding.