Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hamilton: The Revolution Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter Released April 12, 2016 | Book-Hub Review

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter have together written book, HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, which tells about the U.S. revolutions.

Lin-Manuel Miranda was born in January 16, 1980, New York City, New York, United States. He graduated from Wesleyan University, has been married to Vanessa Adriana Miranda Nadal and they have one kid, Sebastian, now they live with his family in New York.
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He is an actor, rapper, composer, writer best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton, as its book name he has written.

He, Miranda, earned the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album since he wrote the book, music and lyrics of Alexander Hamilton which on the stage on Broadway theatre currently, Broadway theatre, the theatre commonly known as to represent the highest level of commercial theatre.

Miranda is the lead role in Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton. All things he has done to make the HAMILTON with perfection in a pack. Therefore, he deserved what he got.

Jeremy McCarter graduated in history at Harvard, is a magazine writer in cultural criticism for New York magazine and Newsweek. He used to work five years for Public Theatre where he has done and learned many things there like create, direct, and produce the Public Forum series.

He had ever served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, wrote the liner notes for the cast recording of the 2005 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company. Jeremy just finished his book witting about young American radicals in World War One, to be published by Random House in 2017. He now lives in Chicago.

Dating back to May 12, 2009, Miranda and Alex Lacamoire has a chance went to perform their show at the Whitehouse where President Barack Obama and his wife were among of the audience too. Now, after 6 years, Miranda and Jeremy have written the book, HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, which is about the story of the man on the ten-dollar bill, Alexander Hamilton.

As you may know that Miranda is an actor, rapper, lyricist and some other more; thus, he has composed songs and he is himself one of the key performers too. With a hand of Jeremy, who specializes in stage performances, then they have joined authoring book and released it in April 12, 2016.

What inside the 288 pages will tell you all about of HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION in every detail. Moreover, Miranda added his more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published.

This will help readers to enhance their wish and keep walking to the goal(s) as the successful story, HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION, is the very good example for everyone who wants to reach the star and never throw away their chance (shot).

The following is the HAMILTON lyric:


[BURR]

How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a

Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a

Forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence

Impoverished, in squalor

Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?


[LAURENS]

The ten-dollar founding father without a father

Got a lot farther by working a lot harder

By being a lot smarter

By being a self-starter

By fourteen, they placed him in charge of a

Trading charter


[JEFFERSON]

And every day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted

Away across the waves, he struggled and kept his guard up

Inside, he was longing for something to be a part of

The brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter


[MADISON]

Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned

Our man saw his future drip, dripping down the drain

Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain

And he wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain


[BURR]

Well, the word got around, they said, “This kid is insane, man”

Took up a collection just to send him to the mainland

“Get your education, don’t forget from whence you came, and

The world is gonna know your name. What’s your name, man?”


[HAMILTON]

Alexander Hamilton

My name is Alexander Hamilton

And there’s a million things I haven’t done

But just you wait, just you wait...


[ELIZA]

When he was ten his father split, full of it, debt-ridden

Two years later, see Alex and his mother bed-ridden

Half-dead sittin' in their own sick, the scent thick


[COMPANY]

And Alex got better but his mother went quick


[WASHINGTON]

Moved in with a cousin, the cousin committed suicide

Left him with nothin’ but ruined pride, something new inside

A voice saying


[WASHINGTON]

“You gotta fend for yourself.” [COMPANY]

“Alex, you gotta fend for yourself.”


[WASHINGTON]

He started retreatin’ and readin’ every treatise on the shelf


[BURR]

There would have been nothin’ left to do

For someone less astute

He woulda been dead or destitute

Without a cent of restitution

Started workin’, clerkin’ for his late mother’s landlord

Tradin’ sugar cane and rum and all the things he can’t afford

Scammin’ for every book he can get his hands on

Plannin’ for the future see him now as he stands on

The bow of a ship headed for a new land

In New York you can be a new man



[COMPANY]

In New York you can

Be a new man—

In New York you can

Be a new man—


[COMPANY]

Scammin’

Plannin’

Oooh...


[HAMILTON]

Just you wait!

Just you wait!


[COMPANY]

In New York you can be a new man—


[WOMEN]

In New York—


[MEN]

New York—


[HAMILTON]

Just you wait!


[COMPANY]

Alexander Hamilton

We are waiting in the wings for you

You could never back down

You never learned to take your time!

Oh, Alexander Hamilton

When America sings for you

Will they know what you overcame?

Will they know you rewrote the game?

The world will never be the same, oh


[BURR]

The ship is in the harbor now

See if you can spot him

Another immigrant

Comin’ up from the bottom

His enemies destroyed his rep

America forgot him [COMPANY]

Alexander Hamilton

Waiting in the wings for you

You never learned to take your time!

Oh, Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton…

America sings for you

Will they know what you overcame?

Will they know you rewrote the game?

The world will never be the same, oh


[MEN]

Just you wait


[COMPANY]

Just you wait


[MULLIGAN/MADISON & LAFAYETTE/JEFFERSON]

We fought with him


[LAURENS/PHILIP]

Me? I died for him


[WASHINGTON]

Me? I trusted him


[ELIZA & ANGELICA & PEGGY/MARIA]

Me? I loved him


[BURR]

And me? I’m the damn fool that shot him


[COMPANY]

There’s a million things I haven’t done

But just you wait!


[BURR]

What’s your name, man?


[COMPANY]

Alexander Hamilton!


Title: Hamilton: The Revolution
Reviewed by: Michael Leng on English as second language.
At: April 14, 2016

Book Details:

Book author:  Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
ISBN-13: 978-1455539741
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published date: April 12, 2016
Language: English

Michael Leng is Thai, has a BA in Hotel management from Ramkhamhaeng University. He had worked for some hotels. Currently he works in logistics field, Bangkok, Thailand. Because of loving in English,  he has written some his own blogs in English-he really wants any feedback about his English he has posted.


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