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One Book, One University: Hamilton  

Beginning in Fall 2016, Governors State University will be using the libretto of Hamilton: The Revolution to explore the topic of Alexander Hamilton and how his life relates to current themes.
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The inspiration for the musical

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Lin-Manuel Miranda cites Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton as the inspiration for his musical. 

The GSU Library has a copy of this book. Check here for availability. Ask for this Reserve Item at the Circulation Desk by providing the call number - E302.6.H2 C48 2004. You can also request the book through I-Share here.


One Book, One University at GSU

The One Book, One University program at Governors State University is sponsored by the Intellectual Life Committee. Selecting a book with a strong message is an opportunity to engage the entire GSU Community in thoughtful, intelligent conversation.  By doing so, One Book: One University also supports the mission of the committee which is to: 1) expand the intellectual opportunities available to the GSU community, 2) contribute to the enhancement of intellectual pursuits, and 3) increase the growth of and participation in intellectual endeavors.

Previous selections of the One Book, One University program are archived in OPUS.


Hamilton: The Revolution

bookHamilton: The Revolution is the award winning musical about American founding father Alexander Hamilton - an immigrant born out-of-wedlock who rose to become George Washington's chief staff aide during the Revolutionary War and the new nation's first Secretary of the Treasury.

The musical was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who combined hip-hop and other contemporary musical styles with rap to tell Hamilton's story. A critical success, Hamilton has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and eleven Tony awards including Best Musical.

Hamilton opened in New York on Broadway in August 2015. The musical will be coming to Chicago on September 27, 2016. Performances will continue through March 19, 2017.  

The GSU Library has a copy of the book which can be checked out for 3 days. Check here for availability. Ask for this Reserve item at the Circulation Desk by providing the call number - ML50.M6736 H3 2016. You can also request the book for a longer check out period through I-Share here.


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