The Hamilton Affair

The Hamilton Affair

A Novel

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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.

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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.

With flawless writing, brilliantly drawn characters, and epic scope, The Hamilton Affair tells a story of love forged in revolution and tested by the bitter strife of young America, and will take its place among the greatest novels of American history ever written.

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Relates the tumultuous true love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution.

Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, [2016]
ISBN: 9781628727203
1628727209
Branch Call Number: Fiction Cobbs
Characteristics: 403 pages ; 24 cm

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Feb 24, 2017

Really enjoyed the detail of how lives were lived and movements of the time. Thanks.

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lilypad_1
Feb 07, 2017

Due to the title I expected this book to be about the Hamiltons relationship but so much more was included(the whole Revolutionary War and more) that it was TMI. Their relationship was very interesting and unique and enjoyed how much they really loved each other and overcame many many obstacles and intimate struggles. Women in that time period had to made the cloth for their clothes, grow the crops for their food, bring income into the household and have a baby practically every year. Hamilton was gone for long periods of time so she also had to defend the homestead not know if he was alive or dead or when he would be returning and if they had money to run the household.
The politics during and after the Revolutionary War and setting up the government should be required reading for all of us. One, to remind us of what a hard fight our United States government has been; two, how amazing these people were to set up our government with checks and balances and the Treasury Department which we all take for granted and; three that politics have always dirty and crooked and somehow we still have a country of which we all are proud.

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