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Biographer Ron Chernow's first book, "The House of Morgan" (1990), won the 1990 National Book Award for Nonfiction. His second book, "The Warburgs" (1993), won the George S. Eccles Prize for the best business book and was cited by the American Library Association as one of the year's 10 best books. Subsequent books have received praise including his latest book, "Alexander Hamilton" (Penguin, 2004) selected as the main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. A frequent contributor to The New York Times and "The Wall Sreet Journal," Mr. Chernow is also a familiar figure on national radio and television, providing commentary on politics and business in America today. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Brooklyn, N.Y.