Books for Fans of Hamilton

Required reading for all Hamilfans.

Hamilton

Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now: With Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda merges history, biography, rap, and Broadway into a work of art that engages audiences of all kinds. Problem is, it’s the hottest ticket in town, and prices don’t seem to be going down anytime soon. But you’re in luck, because there are any number of books you can read to immerse yourself in that world. After all, it was a massive biography of one of the Founding Fathers that so enthralled Miranda that he spent seven years adapting it for the stage. Drawing from Miranda’s various inspirations, the show’s spiritual forebears, and some picks from a little left-of-center, these books will have you reading non-stop.

 

Which Hamilton-adjacent books make your heart go BOOM?

 

Bookshelf curated by Natalie Zutter.

 

Image credits: Hamilton the Musical/Facebook

 

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About Natalie Zutter

Natalie Zutter

NATALIE ZUTTER has always been a voracious reader, from reading Agatha Christie and Entertainment Weekly above her age level as a kid to squeezing 52 books into the year whenever podcasts aren’t taking over her commute. A 2016 Amtrak Residency writer, Natalie also writes plays about superheroes and sex robots, and Tumblr rants about fandom. You can find her giggling over pop culture memes on Twitter @nataliezutter.