34 Facts About Ron Chernow

1. Ron Chernow wrote the biography that inspired the musical and is the show's historical advisor.

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2. Ron Chernow wrote the biography that inspired the musical and is the show\u0027s historical advisor.

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3. Ron Chernow told the New York Times' T Magazine that Miranda's Hamilton is pretty close to who historians know the Founding Father to be.

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4. Ron Chernow is the author of a comprehensive 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton, a book that inspired Miranda to write Hamilton, according to Playbill, and Miranda has stated many times that he strived to keep Hamilton as close to history as he could.

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5. Ron Chernow is more eloquent and and his English a couple of notches above above many others.

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6. Ron Chernow examined the original manuscript at the Library of Congress and confirmed it was all in Grant's own handwriting.

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7. Ron Chernow settled the controversy over whether Grant's friend and publisher Mark Twain had ghost-written Grant's autobiography, published in 1885 soon after Grant's death, which is often called the greatest memoir ever written by a US president.

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8. Ron Chernow examined the original manuscript at the Library of Congress and confirmed it was all in Grant\u0027s own handwriting.

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9. Ron Chernow tells all this rapidly and well; his talent is suited to Grant's story.

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10. Ron Chernow turns the life of yet another misunderstood figure from US currency into narrative gold.

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11. Ron Chernow has written biographies of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, with the former receiving the George Washington Book Prize.

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12. Ron Chernow will focus on the First Amendment, something that many believe President Donald Trump is undermining by calling the media the enemy of the people and confiscating the White House pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

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13. Ron Chernow is the Secretary of PEN American Center, the country's most prominent writers' organization, and is currently at work on a biography of Alexander Hamilton.

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14. In the mid-80s Ron Chernow went to work at the Twentieth Century Fund, a prestigious New York think tank, where he served as director of financial policy studies and received what he described as "a crash course in economics and financial history.

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15. Ron Chernow offers more detail on the subject than most Grant biographers, much of it drawn from the Hamlin Garland Papers, copies of which have apparently been archived at the Grant Library at Mississippi State University.

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16. Ron Chernow makes familiar scenes fresh and expertly brings the provisional revolutionary and early Republican eras to life.

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17. Ron Chernow relies heavily on primary sources and previously unused volumes of Hamilton's writings.

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18. Ron Chernow makes fresh contributions to Hamiltoniana: no one has discovered so much about Hamilton's illegitimate origins and harrowed youth; few have been so taken by Hamilton's long-suffering, loving wife, Eliza.

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19. Ron Chernow believes that Confederate monuments should be moved to museums so they can serve to educate rather than endorse.

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20. Ron Chernow wanted to write novels; the only history course he took as an undergraduate was about Ireland, so he could understand Ulysses better.

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21. Ron Chernow goes so far as to speculate that they really were brothers.

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22. Ron Chernow was a recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal, conferred at the White House.

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23. Ron Chernow served as historical consultant as playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda turned that book into a Broadway phenomenon.

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24. Ron Chernow has chronicled the lives of many American businessmen, Founding Fathers and past presidents.

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25. Ron Chernow began his career as a journalist and continues to write columns in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, according to Good Reads.

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26. Ron Chernow is an award-winning author and historian who will speak at the White House Correspondents' Dinner instead of a traditional comedian.

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27. Ron Chernow said in a statement, "The White House Correspondents' Association has asked me to make the case for the First Amendment and I am happy to oblige.

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28. Ron Chernow is the author of six books, including best selling titles about Alexander Hamilton and George Washington.

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29. Ron Chernow won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2010 biography of George Washington.

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30. Ron Chernow said he was especially concerned by Trump's disregard for American history.

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31. Ron Chernow explained his transition from writing about George Washington to Grant: "Makes some sense as progression.

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32. The book reflected Ron Chernow's continued interest in financial history, especially when shaped by compelling and influential individuals.

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33. In 1993, Ron Chernow published The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family, which is an account of the Warburg family, who immigrated to the US from Germany in 1938.

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34. Ron Chernow graduated with honors from Yale University in 1970 and Pembroke College at Cambridge University with degrees in English literature.

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