Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton, Ulysses S. Grant, and writing about powerful men.

Ron Chernow on How His Alexander Hamilton Was Turned Into a Musical Sensation

Ron Chernow on How His Alexander Hamilton Was Turned Into a Musical Sensation

Pointed interviews with Isaac Chotiner.
Nov. 2 2017 7:30 AM

I Have to Ask: The Ron Chernow Edition

The author of Alexander Hamilton and Grant on what biographies teach us about powerful men.

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Ron Chernow is a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and author of Alexander Hamilton and Grant. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss why Ulysses S. Grant was an important figure in civil rights history, why Robert E. Lee’s extremism has been papered over, and what it was like to watch his Hamilton biography became a musical smash.

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Podcast production by Audrey Dilling.