Alexander Hamilton by Daniel Huntington. The image is in the public domain.
I enjoyed that Chernow's book too.
The Talleyrand exact words are worth to be posted completely:
I consider Napoleon, Fox, and Hamilton the three Greatest Men of our epoch and, if I were forced to decide between the three, I would give without hesitation the First Place to Hamilton.”
He divined Europe.
A New Yorker could have done that.