Baker & Taylor
Relates the tumultuous true love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution.
"Elizabeth Cobbs has now written the Hamilton novel that immediately leaps to the top of the list." -Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers
A New York Times Bestseller and one of the best historical fiction books of 2016 and 2017!
”A juicy answer to Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton..."--Cosmopolitan
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of legendary characters, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from passionate and tender beginnings of their romance to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River.
Hamilton was a bastard and orphan, raised in the Caribbean and desperate for legitimacy, who became one of the American Revolution's most dashing--and improbable--heroes. Admired by George Washington, scorned by Thomas Jefferson, Hamilton was a lightning rod: the most controversial leader of the new nation. Elizabeth was the wealthy, beautiful, adventurous daughter of the respectable Schuyler clan--and a pioneering advocate for women. Together, the unlikely couple braved the dangers of war, the perils of seduction, the anguish of infidelity, and the scourge of partisanship that menaced their family and the country itself.
In breathtaking language, with brilliantly drawn characters and epic scope, Cobbs tells a story of love forged in revolution and tested by the bitter strife of a young America. The Hamilton Affair will take its place among the most captivating novels of American history.
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Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, a tale inspired by the true romance between Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler traces Hamilton's rise to one of America's most unlikely heroes and Schuyler's establishment of New York's first orphanage. 40,000 first printing.