Hamilton - Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter


By Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter

  • Release Date: 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Theater
Score: 4.5
From 350 Ratings


A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda, now streaming on Disney+ with the original cast.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation.

Hamilton: The Revolution gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages -- "since before this was even a show," according to Miranda -- traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.

Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.


  • HAMILTON!!!!

    By lu_luver
    I love this book. Use it everyday!!!
  • Boi

    By PlutoFreak
  • Hamilton!

    By anime lover girl 123
    I love Hamilton I cant even it’s amazing!!!
  • Burn!

    By 𝚏𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚖𝚊𝚗
    I hope the people who gave this book less than 5 stars burn! This was a great book. I highly suggest.
  • Yus

    By Obilisk the sand wing
    In the eye of the hurricane there is this boook! OMG HAMILTON RULES!
  • Best thing I’ve ever read.

    By CEBERE🐶
    I LOVE HAMILTON. Being a big fan of this American musical and having the opportunity to understand the method of the genius we know—that is no other than Lin-Manuel Miranda—used to convey millions of feelings in an audience including me, while teaching history is OUTSTANDING. I recommend reading this book and watching Hamilton on Disney+.
  • A Though Telling

    By RoyWagner
    And outstanding eBook ( iBook read ). So comprehensive, so historic, so visual, so well annotated ; of such a great event.
  • Book and music

    By Hangar House
    I live in the New York metropolitan area and haven’t been able to get tickets – – no surprise. So I bought this book and the soundtrack at the same time. I read each chapter, I read the footnotes for each song and then listened to the song for the first time. It was an incredibly moving experience. It will never be the same now that I know the material so well. It was an incredibly moving experience. I can’t wait to be blown away see it on Broadway.
  • HAMILTON!!!!!!

    By Bean9073
    I LOVE Hamilton I actually went because I won the lottery. But for anyone who loves Hamilton but can’t go to the play this book is the second best thing to the play since it has pictures of the original cast it is AMAZING!!!😁🖤💛
  • Srsly these kids (me) need to learn there are con- wrong musical

    By OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😆
    Imma go on a plain ride so i downloded this, i ordered the hard cover book this morning..... :/